Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/10/28/12:45:40

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From: "Salvador Eduardo Tropea (SET)" <salvador AT inti DOT edu DOT ar>
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To: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>, djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 14:46:24 +0000
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Subject: Re: subdirectories (was: ANNOUNCE: Grep 2.1 uploaded)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Oct 1997, Salvador Eduardo Tropea (SET) wrote:
> > I agree with you, for that reason I did a "grep shell", that's a friendly 
> > interface to call grep. Additionally it adds the recursion.
> No matter how smart and friendly this interface will be, it won't
> support every possible way of using `grep'.  
I agree on that but comparing the use of grep alone and grep inside of the 
editor makes grep so see like a monster. The shell is to cover the 95% of the 
grep use: Search in your files. And here the difference is huge!

> That's why sometimes you
> will need to use `grep' in conjunction with `find'.  Using `find' for
> recursively searching subdirectories is of course redundant in DJGPP,
> since we have the "..." wildcard, courtesy of DJ.  But `find' can
> choose files it passes to `grep' using much more powerful and
> elaborate tests than you can ever do with `grep' alone.  For example,
> you can limit the recursion to a certain depth of subdirectories,
> search only files created within last 2 days, or which are newer than
> a certain file, or larger than N bytes, etc.
And all with cryptic options, I know how to use find since 4 years, but I NEVER 
use it because I use other tools that covers the 95-99% of the find use and are 
much more easy to use. 

Don't you use EMACs when searching in a set of files to jump directly to the 
line? Don't you think that this is the most important part?

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