[ILUG-BOM] grep

Pablo Ares Gastesi pablo@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Tue Oct 9 07:53:02 IST 2001


   I have a strange problem with grep. When I try to search for a string
in the files of a directory (~/programming/tmp) with the command

    grep a *

it gives me the error:

    grep: conflicting matchers specified

If I do (from my home directory or even from the directory itself!)

    grep a ~/programming/tmp/*

then I have no problem. What is the meaning of the above error
message? It does not matter what string I give, anything will produce
the error.

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