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[bug #23401] Add option to skip symlinks

From: Victor Porton
Subject: [bug #23401] Add option to skip symlinks
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 01:17:33 +0000
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                 Summary: Add option to skip symlinks
                 Project: grep
            Submitted by: porton
            Submitted on: Wednesday 05/28/2008 at 07:17
                Category: None
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any



I suggest to add option which if specified in addition to -r would prevent
grep from processing symlinks.

It is a headache that "grep -r /etc/" processes all symlinks in this folder.


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