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Re: An appropriate directory search tool?




On 2018-10-21, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx <rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the reply, and I like that ability to use standard input!
>
> I tried the following, and the output from -L and -l seems almost the same, 
> except for that extra line that says "(standard input)" when I use the -l 
> option.
  
For -l, I guess grep's returning the "file" (standard input) when the first match is
found (as per the man page).

For -L, I guess it will keep going until you give it test, at which point it stops,
returning nothing (stops at the first non-match).

We'll wait for more informed theories to follow.

> Any further clarification / clues would be appreciated.
>
><quote>
> rhk@s19:/rhk/ked1$ grep -l test -
> one
> two
> test
> (standard input)
> rhk@s19:/rhk/ked1$ grep -L test -
> test
> rhk@s19:/rhk/ked1$ grep -L test -
> one
> two
> test
> rhk@s19:/rhk/ked1$ grep -l test -
> one
> two
> test
> (standard input)
> rhk@s19:/rhk/ked1$
></quote>
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