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Re: Grep --directories option (POSIX)

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Grep --directories option (POSIX)
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 13:00:19 -0400
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Stepan Kasal <> wrote:
> The exception are sytems where a file can be ``text file'' and directory
> at once.  (I haven't heard about any such system except GNU/Hurd.)

Solaris allows read() on a directory, but you get the raw binary data.
Reading by default here, though possible, is probably not a good idea.


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