--- a/doc/grep.in.1 2010-04-05 11:25:59.000000000 +1000
+++ b/doc/grep.in.1 2010-04-05 15:34:03.000000000 +1000
@@ -1164,23 +1164,9 @@ when
is not set.
.SH "EXIT STATUS"
-Normally, the exit status is 0 if selected lines are found and 1 otherwise.
-But the exit status is 2 if an error occurred, unless the
-option is used and a selected line is found.
-Note, however, that \s-1POSIX\s0 only mandates, for programs such as
-.BR grep ,
-.BR cmp ,
-.BR diff ,
-that the exit status in case of error be greater than 1;
-it is therefore advisable, for the sake of portability,
-to use logic that tests for this general condition
-instead of strict equality with\ 2.
+The exit status is 0 if selected lines are found, and 1 if not found.
+If an error occurred the exit status is 2. (Note: POSIX error
+handling code should check for '2' or greater.)
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