Grep for tab character

Robert Mark Bram relaxedrob@optusnet.com.au
Sun Feb 20 20:00:00 GMT 2005


Hi All!

I cannot seem to use grep for tabs. Here is what I have tried..

This shows that there are tabs in the file test.txt:

Robert Mark Bram - /tmp
$cat test.txt | sed s/[\\t]/tab/g
tabdr
tabHow
tabHow
tabHow
tabHow
How
How

And these lines show how I am trying to grep for tab, but with no luck!

Robert Mark Bram - /tmp
$grep -e [\\t]How test.txt

Robert Mark Bram - /tmp
$grep -e [\t]How test.txt

Robert Mark Bram - /tmp
$grep -e "[\t]How" test.txt

Robert Mark Bram - /tmp
$grep -e "[\\t]How" test.txt

Robert Mark Bram - /tmp
$

Am I missig something? Or is it cygwin grep?

Any advice would be most appreciated!

Rob
:)

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Robert Mark Bram
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B.Comp.(Systems Development/Business Systems)
B.Net.Comp.(Hons)
Doctor of Philosophy Student

School of Network Computing
Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University
Peninsula Campus
McMahons Rd
Frankston, VIC 3199
AUSTRALIA


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