grep is always recursive

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Jan 30 05:10:59 UTC 2009

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Precisely - I rely on the fact that placement of options is unimportant when 
> I'm working in a bash shell, but if I'm actually writing a script, I try to 
> do it as the man page says.  The ability to tack "-l" at the end of your ls 
> command is what they call an "undocumented feature", and _documenting_ it is 
> actually going in the wrong direction.

I agree.  I would never suggest documenting it or using it in a script,
but it's very convenient interactively.

Matt Flaschen

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