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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: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 11:48:27 +0200
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RichardL <> writes:

> On Jul 25, 11:39 am, Pascal Bourguignon <>
> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Try:
>>    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.
> Thanks Pascal,
> The command you recommended worked perfectly,  i.e. it reported back
> both filenames.
> I am in the process of trying out Win-Bash because it advertises
> itself as being self-contained, i.e no DLLs to worry about.  Do you
> think Cygwin's bash is substantially superior to Win-Bash?  While I
> await learning your opinion, I'll fool around with it.

I don't know Win-Bash, it might be perfect.

Honestly, cygwin installs a whole unix-like environment (with DLLs),
so you may prefer Win-Bash.

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