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Comment:Removed obsolete reference to the historical limitation of the grep command accepting only a single filename.
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User & Date: stephan 2020-03-26 05:30:43
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2020-03-26
10:40
Fix a formatting issue on the load-management documentation page. (check-in: c2c998d9 user: drh tags: trunk)
05:30
Removed obsolete reference to the historical limitation of the grep command accepting only a single filename. (check-in: 30a2af8e user: stephan tags: trunk)
03:01
Fix typos. (check-in: 58f00d33 user: ashepilko tags: trunk)
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    number in `fossil grep` output.

*   There is no way to suppress all output, returning only a status code
    to indicate whether the pattern matched, as with `grep -q`.

*   There is no way to suppress error output, as with `grep -s`.

*   Fossil `grep` accepts only a single input file name. You cannot give
    it a list of file names, and you cannot give it a directory name for
    Fossil to expand to the set of all files under that directory. This
    means Fossil `grep` has no equivalent of the common POSIX `grep -R`
    extension. (And if it did, it would probably have a different option
    letter, since `-R` in Fossil has a different meaning, by
    convention.)

*   You cannot invert the match, as with `grep -v`.

Patches to remove those limitations will be thoughtfully considered.









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    number in `fossil grep` output.

*   There is no way to suppress all output, returning only a status code
    to indicate whether the pattern matched, as with `grep -q`.

*   There is no way to suppress error output, as with `grep -s`.

*   Fossil `grep` does not accept a directory name for Fossil to

    expand to the set of all files under that directory. This means
    Fossil `grep` has no equivalent of the common POSIX `grep -R`
    extension. (And if it did, it would probably have a different
    option letter, since `-R` in Fossil has a different meaning, by
    convention.)

*   You cannot invert the match, as with `grep -v`.

Patches to remove those limitations will be thoughtfully considered.