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Re: An improvment for "ls".

From: David T-G
Subject: Re: An improvment for "ls".
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 13:27:23 -0500
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Nir --

...and then Nir Peled said...
% Hello, I have an idea for the "ls" command...
% A lot of users instead of using the "find" utility uses "ls -R", now.. If I 
% [Techdeck @ Techdeck ]-~-> ls -R /home/Techdeck | grep -i milf
% /home/Techdeck/milf0.1:
% milf
% when it should be:
% /home/Techdeck/milf0.1
% /home/Techdeck/milf0.1/milf
% etc.

Thanks for your suggestion, but that's what find is meant to do -- and
not what ls is meant to do!  The "UNIX way" is to have a tool specialize
in a simple function and connect to other tools that do their jobs well,
too, rather than try to have every (or even any) tool do everything all
in the same package.


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