[bsdgrep] grep -ql does not supress output
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jul 24 04:19:28 UTC 2010
There are several places in portmaster where I use '[e]grep -ql <foo>'
to signal existence of something without having to deal with the output
of grep. In oldgrep this worked as advertised. In bsdgrep it doesn't.
Furthermore, looking at the code it doesn't seem like it's a trivial fix
since you seem to be conflating the idea of -q with "don't output the
matching lines" instead of "don't output anything" which is what the old
Lflag = false;
lflag = qflag = true;
Also, looking at the code it's not clear to me that the -q option has
its previous behavior of halting processing for that file on the first
match, but I've only given it a quick look.
So, request number 1, fix it so that bsdgrep -ql doesn't output
anything, and make sure that -q actually halts processing on the first
Request number 2, think about whether or not introducing this as the
default was the right course of action. I held my tongue on this when
you committed it, but in the past when such things have been added they
start life as an option, allowing those who choose to do so to
regression test them. Once they've had a shakeout period THEN the switch
is flipped to make them the default. I'm not at the point yet where I'm
ready to ask for you to change this, but between the color thing and
this issue, that ball has started to roll, in my mind at least. We'll
see what happens with more testing.
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