On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Matthew Hunt wrote: > > The man page for grep says to use "-r" to recurse, yet when I try > > something like > > > > grep -r -li string *.c > > > > I get no files. However, if I go into one of the subdirectories and do a > > plain grep <string> *.c then <string> is found on several files. > > When using "-r", the arguments to grep should be directories. It will > process all of the files in the given directories, recursively. There is > no provision for searching a subset of the files (i.e. "*.c). If you > need to do that, use find and xargs.
I wonder how difficult this would be to fix/change. Seems strange nobody has looked into this. For someone familiar with C how long you think it would take to change? Sounds like a good small project to pay someone to look into it. :-) _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"