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Re: not a grep bug, but...

From: Ian Lance Taylor
Subject: Re: not a grep bug, but...
Date: 16 Jan 2002 00:07:55 -0800
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Charlie Root <address@hidden> writes:

> Not a grep bug, but hell if I can figure out how to make
> grep search for a tab.
> It's not:
> grep \t *
> grep \011 *
> grep ^t *
> grep ^v^t *
> grep [\09] *
> etc.
> Apologies for bothering you.

You're trying to be too clever.  Do this:

grep '<TAB>' *

Where I typed <TAB>, press the tab key.  If you are using bash, you
may need to type ^V first.

Note that tab is not ^T; it is ^I.


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