Recursion with grep?

Francisco Reyes lists at
Thu Nov 13 20:41:03 PST 2003

On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, JacobRhoden wrote:

> No need to hack grep plese! just use -R (it appears the man page does not
> document the -R function, but you need to use -R in grep for it to recurse.

-R == -r

That was mentioned in the previous emails. It only recurses directories.
It will not work with a filemask.

You can't say
grep -r <string> *.c

You can only say
grep -r <string> <directory>

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