grep is always recursive
loic.grenie at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 18:17:32 UTC 2009
2009/1/24 Hal Burgiss <hal at burgiss.net>:
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 06:46:33PM +0100, Loïc Grenié wrote:
>> > Some of the listings there are directories. But I don't see any reason
>> > for grep itself to act recursively. Interestingly, I find this only
>> > happens in $HOME. If I cd to somewhere else, grep acts as expected.
>> > Very strange.
>> Thus funny !
>> Could you try
>> /bin/grep a *
>> ln -s /bin/grep /tmp/toto
>> /tmp/toto a *
>> to see if they have the same behaviour ?
> Identical behavior (recursive).
Do you have the possibility to try your recursive grep
on the computer where grep is not recursive and the
non-recursive grep on the computer where grep is
recursive (cross test) ?
It looks like some GREP_OPTIONS creep in...
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