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Re: [PATCH] grep: -r with no args now searches "."

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [PATCH] grep: -r with no args now searches "."
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 08:06:23 -0800
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On 01/04/12 01:51, Paolo Bonzini wrote:

> the difference here is that GREP_OPTIONS=-r,
> no matter how debatable it is, is not an unintentional mistake

Yes, but this is completely addressed by the proposed patch in

> I must add that I rarely use "-r" nowadays

I use 'grep -r' all the time.  I'm not always in the git world,
and it's easier for me to use the same grep tool everywhere.
I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this.

> The main disadvantages are: 

Yes, those are other reasonable arguments.  You're getting me
to like that proposed patch more and more....

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