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Old 04-13-2008, 10:10 PM
Kevin Hunter
 
Default Bug#475772: dpkg should set GREP_OPTIONS

At 2:08p -0400 on Sun, 13 Apr 2008, Colin Watson wrote:

reassign 475772 general


I think an appropriate solution would be to unset or export
GREP_OPTIONS='--color=none' in the beginning of scripts that rely on grep.



[not feasible, *lots* of legacy scripts to fix]


Good point. I guess the mode I was thinking as I wrote that was more
along the lines of "start from a known good point". Fine, it won't
happen overnight, but it could be entered into a "best practices" thing
for noob maintainers and whatnot.


For a semi-analogous example, I'm seeing more and more folks build their
website CSS by starting with a block of rules and selectors that resets
all CSS to be the same across all browsers. I think this is very good
practice. For reference:


http://snipurl.com/24bfp [snipplr_com]

I'm not saying fix all packages, but perhaps enter the general mindset
and let it trickle down.



[fix your *interactive* environment]
alias grep='grep --color=always'


Now see, that's smart! This fixes the *interactive* environment, and
leaves scripts to do their own thing. Nice. A little tidbit here, a
bit more there, and sooner or later I'll get my environment perfect.


/me edits his .bashrc

Thanks!

Kevin



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