BSD grep fixes

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Wed Jul 28 15:48:31 UTC 2010

Gabor Kovesdan <gabor at> writes:
> b. f. <bf1783 at> writes:
> > I don't think that the current behavior of bsdgrep is necessarily bad
> > -- in fact it seems to me to be simple and intuitive: nothing is
> > excluded or included implicitly, and (I think) the last match wins,
> > unlike in gnu grep.
> Ok, thanks, then I'll just document it.

Uh, no.  GNU grep's behavior is consistent with just about everything
else that has --include / --exclude options, e.g. tar and rsync.  Please
change BSD grep's behavior to match GNU grep's.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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