[packages/grep] - move from GREP_OPTIONS environmental variable to alias due to its obsolescence

Elan Ruusamäe glen at pld-linux.org
Wed Dec 10 14:00:58 CET 2014

On 10.12.2014 14:50, Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> If anybody needs custom options to any shell command he can prepare an
> alias that suits him and his shell most.
so as original changeset author is not making any movements (adwol), 
let's remove the aliases completely.

i totally dislike such alias being enabled by default. i have my own, 
and this one will ovewrite mine (because it's after entry in shrc.d)

as for alias itself, no need to specify full path, alias grep="grep 
--color=always" works fine, is not recursive, it's recursive if you use 
function, and there you can use \grep:

grep() {
   \grep --color=always "$@"

above works for bash, others can use "builtin" or "command" prefix.


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