With the latest Slackware64-current install (July 15th or thereabouts), 'grep' (version 2.13) now displays warnings when a directory is specified (typically as an expanded wildcard). For example,
$ grep sample /etc/x*
grep: /etc/xdg: Is a directory
grep: /etc/xml: Is a directory
/etc/xpdfrc:# This sample config file demonstrates some of the more common
In 13.37, grep (version 2.7) silently ignores directories. I also have a -current install from June 22nd that also behaved silently with regard to directories (it also used grep-2.7).
Are others experiencing this same behavior? Is there a way to configure grep to get back the old (silent) behavior?