From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Fri 27 Aug 1999 - 10:10:26 IST
valen at domain tuatha.org spoke thusly:
>On Thu, Aug 26, 1999 at 04:51:06PM +0100, Padraig Brady mentioned:
>> > Maybe rgrep -r is what you want.
>> find . -name '*' | xargs grep "word"
> Right. What's the story with xargs. What's wrong with;
>$ grep word `find . -name '*' `
> I've **never** had to use xargs....
<begin grandpa mode>
back in my day i worked on sunos and sco boxes. both has obscenely small
limits to the size of the environment and commandline - sco being the
worst. in fact, it was sco's commandline length limits that drove me
to linux to begin with.
you lucky youngsters with your multi-megabyte argv's and environ's.
<insert reindeer running over grandpa>
</end grandpa mode>
and what's with this -name '*' directive to find. why run find on dirs?
what's wrong with -type f? not only does it just feed grep files, it's
two, count 'em, two less chars!
kevin "doritos for breakfast make me feisty!" lyda
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