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.