grep -R doesn’t automatically search amazon

The following bug report landed on Launchpad four days ago, courtesy of akeane:

Dear “root owning” overlords,

When using grep recursively I only get local results:

grep -R fish_t /home/noob/fish_game/*

/home/noob/fish_game/fish.h: struct fish_t {
/home/noob/fish_game/fish.c: struct fish_t eric_the_ fish;

or worse:

grep -R shark_t /home/noob/fish_game/*

/home/noob/fish_game/fish.h: struct shark_t {
/home/noob/fish_game/fish.c: struct shark_t_t mark_sw;

I declare this a bug for two reasons:

1. The output is boring.
2. The terminal has more than 2 lines!!! It’s an unefficient use of my screenspace.

I believe the reason for this is that the grep command only searches locally for things I am actually looking for, I kind of expect the results I get from my codebase and as such it removes any sense of mystery or something new and exciting to spice up my dull geek existence. That’s boring, grep -R should also search amazon, so I get more exciting results such as:

Shark Season 1 Starring Steven Eckholdt, Nora Dunn, Patrick Fabian, et al.
Amazon Instant Video
to buy episodes: $1.99
to buy season: $34.99 ($1.59 per episode)

Watch instantly on your PC, Mac, compatible TV or device.
Product Details
See Color & Size Options
NHL San Jose Sharks Primary Logo T-Shirt Men’s by Reebok
$16.95 – $19.99

new from $16.95
Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping.
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Shark Week Girls T-Shirt by Hot Topic

See all 9,755 results

“struct shark_t” (See all 1,583 results)
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Take ‘N’ Play Anywhere Activities Activity Tin – Robo-struct by Patch Products
$11.99 $8.77

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d:fi d:struct 2.65 oz by AMERICAN CREW

This is less dull and also maximises the use of my terminal and hence increases my productivity.

Please can you change the grep warez to have this feature, and just install it on my machine while I’m down the pub, after all you do “erm, have root”, so it should be easy for you to do 🙂

Thanks Ubuntu devs!!!

Sent from my Unity device, (which is why it took several glacial ages and a couple of eras to get it done)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-terminal 3.0.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Sep 24 22:20:29 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” – Release i386 (20111012)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Please forgive me for not summarizing. The entire thread is worthy of note, as well. I only pray it doesn’t disappear.

I have to admit, though – once you get over the weirdness of searching for “cat food” (without the quotes” in the Unity dash, Amazon results can be useful.  ğŸ˜‰

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