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# 1  
Old 08-24-2009
grep is not working for few extensions

HI all,
I am trying to grep few words in with file extension of srw. But grep is not giving any output. File has all the permisssions to read,write,execute.

If i try to search manually i can notice words whatever i want in the file.

my command is very simple
grep -i "word" *.srw

can u tell me any other limitations required for file size or any other things...

I copied file from windows to UNIX. after copy i observerd that "\377\376" added at the first line automatically. Is this creates any issue?

Last edited by spc432; 08-24-2009 at 04:27 AM.. Reason: for clear idea
# 2  
Old 08-24-2009
try the following sed command and see if it works
sed -n '/[wW]ord/p' *.srw

# 3  
Old 08-24-2009
Hi thanhdat,

Its working fine. But I copied file from windows to UNIX. After copy, I observerd that "\377\376" added at the first line automatically. If i remove this, grep is working fine.
can any one tell why "\377\376" added at the begining for all the files....
# 4  
Old 08-24-2009
try dostounix to fix the file issue and try using grep
dostounix file > newfile

# 5  
Old 08-25-2009
Well, "^\377\376" means little endian in Windows Unicode format.

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