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Re: Qualifier suggestion.

Timothy J Luoma <tjlists@xxxxxxxxxxx> typed:
:Replying to message of Mon, 17 May 1999 21:50:32 +0200 (MET DST)
:	from Roland Jesse <jesse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
:	regarding ``Re: Qualifier suggestion.''
:> How do you decide whether or not a file is an ASCII file? file(1)
:> doesn't always work.
:A list of file types to exclude then?
:I think it's an idea worth pursuing at the least

There are lots of greps around which have an option not to spew data from
binary files.  I don't think any of the other file qualifiers is as weighty
as requiring every file to be open()ed/read()/close()d.  In fact, from
inspection all of them can get their information from
opendir()/{readdir()/stat()}.../closedir() not

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