The generated argument list can get very long if you use **/* globbing. Sometimes the argument list gets longer than possible. If it happens the -R option can be useful. List all files under /: ls /**/* # not working: argument list to long ls -R / # working: ls itself does the recursive search On Wednesday, 24. March 2010 11:43:24 zzapper wrote: > Hi > This is kind of a generic/dumb question I use zsh on cygwin. > > So cygwin provides egrep now some of things grep can do are superceded by > for instance zsh's **/*.php recursion but presumably I could still use > egrep's - R. Am I right in thinking egrep knows nothing about the fact > that its shell is zsh.?! > > Where are the boundaries between a shell and the tools >
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