Subject: Re: avoiding non-plain files with -I (p,b,c)

Jacob Lerner wrote:
> Does grep have a option to ignore all non-plainfiles (
> FIFOs(p), devices (b,c)) ?

$ grep --help | grep FIFO
-D, --devices=ACTION how to handle devices, FIFOs and sockets

Unfortunately in the released greps '--devices-skip' doesn't work,
but it has been repaired in CVS. You can build that, or wait for
grep-2.5.2 to be released.