Friday, September 21, 2012

illumos grep(1) now able to traverse directories

This week I updated illumos grep(1), having added support for recursive searching:
$ man -M /usr/share/man grep
...
     -r
           Read all files under each directory, recursively. Fol-
           low  symbolic links on the command line, but skip sym-
           links that are encountered recursively. If file  is  a
           device, FIFO, or socket, skip it.

     -R
           Read all files under each directory, recursively, fol-
           lowing all symbolic links.

...

Enjoy!

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