I recently found a question tagged with recursive, and my first immediate thought went to recursive function calls in programming. Then my thoughts went to the
-r option you can specify with most command-line based utilities. And finally, my thoughts went to simply traversing a folder and all subfolders/files.
So, Super User: do you really think the recursive tag is meaningful?
I just believe there's too many different uses/definitions of the word in the computer world. If a user wants to find a question/answer using a recursive command line, couldn't he/she just search for the actual
Right now, there are a total of 42 questions tagged recursive. Also, there's only at most four questions tagged with both recursive and another particular command-line utility (e.g. 4 questions tagged both recursive and ls), and it drops off of there. For reference, a list of the first few related tags:
- linux × 13
- command-line × 8
- folder × 8
- ubuntu × 5
- windows × 5
- bash × 4
- html × 3
- download × 3
- windows-7 × 3
I think this better illustrates my point. There doesn't seem to be any particular connection between the recursive tag and any others, especially when it comes to particular CLI utilities.