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[patch #4354] add --no-recurse-symlinks feature

From: anonymous
Subject: [patch #4354] add --no-recurse-symlinks feature
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 19:59:20 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #2, patch #4354 (project grep):

Many thanks for the information about other GNU programs.

I feel that the behaviour in this context is not quite analogous to something
like "ls".  In the case of ls, there is a meaningful way in which the symlink
can be processed without following it.  With grep, all you can do is either
follow symlinks or ignore them completely, and I think for example that using
--no-dereference to refer to skipping symlinks would be rather confusing. 
(And there is little use for skipping symlinks which are explicitly mentioned
on the command line, except possibly a command line produced with shell

I agree with using a consistent option name when the meaning is consistent,
but by the same token I think when there is a different enough meaning a
different name should be used.



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