How to Write grep in Emacs Lisp (tutorial)

Xah Lee xahlee at
Fri Feb 11 17:14:14 CET 2011

On Feb 11, 2:06 am, Alexander Gattin <xr... at> wrote:
> Hello,
> On Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 05:32:05PM +0000, Icarus
> Sparry wrote:
> > The key thing which makes this 'modern' is the
> > '+' at the end of the command, rather than '\;'.
> > This causes find to execute the grep once per
> > group of files, rather than once per file.
> many thanks to you, man!
> I'm surprised to find out that this works on HP-UX
> B.11.31 and SunOS 5.9 (but not on HP Tru64 UNIX
> V5.1B).

Is HP-UX still alive?

lol. in 2000 i ported our ecommerce web app from Solaris to it. Am not
exactly thrilled. At the time, i vaguely recall, the HP sales guys
come to us and tells us they have this heart-beat technology ...


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