grep weirdness

doug at doug at
Thu Aug 7 16:33:46 PDT 2003

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.          /


artemis:~> grep -ilr taiwan `pwd`


Thanks for any ideas

Douglas Denault
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