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Re: broken pipe on grep

From: Trevor Osatchuk
Subject: Re: broken pipe on grep
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 21:04:00 GMT

On Fri, 19 Oct 2001 13:27:16 -0400, address@hidden (Paul Jarc) wrote:

Yeah, it is aliased:

grep is aliased to `grep -i \!*'
grep is /sbin/grep
grep is /usr/bin/grep

What exactly is the problem here?  If I unalias grep it does work.  I
am not sure of what \!* means in this alias.  Could you explain it to
me Paul?  As you may have guessed, I am not the culprit who aliased
grep in .cshrc!

>address@hidden (Trevor Osatchuk) wrote:
>> /usr> apropos process | grep memory
>> I get:
>> grep: can't open memory
>> Broken pipe
>grep thinks "memory" is a filename, not a pattern.  Maybe you have a
>shell function or alias called "grep" that's making trouble.  What
>does "type -a grep" say?

Trevor Osatchuk

Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man. 
          - J. Robert Oppenheimer, speaking of Albert Einstein 

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