Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#98 closed defect (fixed)

m-x grep and broken links

Reported by: gb Owned by: gb
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: IDE Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Some versions of Emacs create lock files - broken symbolic links named something like ".#real-file". grep (and many other things) choke on them. The --no-messages argument can be used to ... suppress warnings about inaccessible files, but grep's exit status will be 2 if it encounters any file-access problems.

We probably want to move away from grep, so it's not clear if it's worth putting much effort into fixing this. It "works" (for some value of "works") to pass --no-messages and to treat an exit code of 2 as a non-error.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by gb

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

fixed in [7124].

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