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bug#28334: A gnu extension for gnu grep

From: Camion SPAM
Subject: bug#28334: A gnu extension for gnu grep
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 00:47:16 +0000 (UTC)

for the use with xargs -0, gnu find has a -print0 option allowing the user to 
process files even having the <LF> character in their name. however, in one 
wants to make à check on the content, this doesn't work anymore : One can write 
find <DIR> <CONDITIONS> -print0 | xargs -0 grep -l <REGEXP> | tr '\n' '\0' | 
xargs -0 ...to have de second xargs allows files with <SP> or other special 
characters in their names, but this won't work with files with <LF> in their 
For this reason, I suggest we add a gnu --print0 option to grep (to be used 
with -l) which will separate the filenames produced with grep -l, with <NULL> 
characters instead of <LF> characters, in order to allow the correct processing 
of files with a <LF> in their names.

One might object that making a file with an <LF> character in it's name is 
stupid, but it is always possible to create one by mistake, juste with a wrong 
quote matching in shell commands or scripts.
Best regards, 

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