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5.1 Aliases for Specialized lid Queries

Historically, the ID utilities have provided several query interfaces which are specializations of lid (see lid invocation).

(alias for ‘lid -R grep’) lists all lines containing the requested pattern.
(alias for ‘lid -R edit’) invokes an editor on all files containing the requested pattern, and optionally initiates a text search for that pattern.
(alias for ‘lid -ils’) treats the requested pattern as a case-insensitive literal substring.