Thank you, this was exactly correct. I never made the shell connection. On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Ryan Thompson wrote:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote to [EMAIL PROTECTED]: > > > On some of my hosts trying doing a recursive search gets a syntax > > error. On most it works. As all these systems are built from the same > > source tree, I am not sure where to look for the problem. > > > > artemis:~> grep -ilr taiwan * \ > > grep: unrecognized option `--showDropTarget' |____ does not work > > Usage: grep [OPTION]... PATTERN [FILE]... | > > Try `grep --help' for more information. / > > > > while > > > Hmm... My guess is that * expands to something containing a leading > hyphen, most likely called --showDropTarget :-) The * is expanded by the > shell, not grep(1). > > Try "grep -ilr taiwan ." instead. > _____ Douglas Denault [EMAIL PROTECTED] Voice: 301-469-8766 Fax: 301-469-0601 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"