grep is always recursive

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Wed Jan 28 04:27:19 UTC 2009

Hal Burgiss wrote:
> I can't see how ...
>       grep [OPTIONS] PATTERN [FILE...]
>       grep [OPTIONS] [-e PATTERN | -f FILE] [FILE...]
> says anything other than OPTIONS come before PATTERN and FILEs come
> after.

It /implies/ (correctly) that's the recommended order.  No where does it
/say/ that's the only order.

Matt Flaschen

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