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Re: Newbie can't get gnu grep to produce results

From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Newbie can't get gnu grep to produce results
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 17:39:05 +0200
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RichardL <> writes:
> K:\Temp\GnuTest>grep -l -i 'hello' *.txt

I know not much of MS-DOS and even less of MS-Windows, but ISTR that
the * is not expanded by COMMAND.COM.  grep finds no file named
'*.txt' so it prints nothing, which is as documented.


   grep -l -i hello song.txt HelloWorld.txt

If that works, then download
install cygwin, and use bash as shell instead of COMMAND.COM.
Unix shells do expand characters such as * themselves.

__Pascal Bourguignon__           
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stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and
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