problem using recursive grep (-r option)

marco atzeri
Tue Aug 7 17:32:00 GMT 2012

On 8/7/2012 7:15 PM, AngusC wrote:

do not top post

> Why would I use find . -name "*.log" -exec grep -nH "my pattern" \{\} \;
> which is much longer to type when I can use grep ... -r ???

because it works ?

>>> But if the file pattern is like this:
>>> grep -nH -r "my pattern" *.log
>>> I get no results back (Even though I have a ton of files with this
>>> pattern
>>> with .log file extension).

and this not.

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