grep is always recursive

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Jan 29 23:33:17 UTC 2009

Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> I do not think we want to change the documentation.  From a standards
> perspective, we want to put options first and not encourage people to
> place them willy-nilly on the command line.

Honestly, placing options willy-nilly is convenient far more than it's
harmful. For instance, I often tack -l at the end of ls commands.  E.g.
in succession:

ls foo

up-arrow space -l

ls foo -l

Having ls foo -l not work would be POSIXLY_CORRECT, but annoying

Matt Flaschen

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