[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. - Ryan -- Ryan Thompson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> SaskNow Technologies - http://www.sasknow.com 901-1st Avenue North - Saskatoon, SK - S7K 1Y4 Tel: 306-664-3600 Fax: 306-244-7037 Saskatoon Toll-Free: 877-727-5669 (877-SASKNOW) North America _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"