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Old 11-26-2002
grep something to find which files, lines contain something

in aix, i use grep something * to get the files, lines that contain something. but i couldnt get the same result from a sun box. what is the equivalent? thanks
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Old 11-26-2002
Humm.... I was under the impression that Grep worked the same under any flavour of Unix ...
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Old 11-26-2002
grep works for me on suns. I use it almost every day.
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Old 11-26-2002
Double quotes are always good for wildcards. I think that maybe what they are looking for.

Here is a post I issued a little while ago that may help. You can create a list of files to search this may be more productive.

Or you can always search for "sun" and "grep" together. Smilie
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Old 11-26-2002
If you are using the Bourne or Korn shells, you may have done "set -f", which disables filename generation. I think there is also something in the Z shell that will selectively disable filename generation based on the command you're entering.
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