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Re: grep crashes machine

Christian Pernegger scripsit:
>I just stumbled upon the following. If I do
># cd /
># grep -r * stuff
>it outputs files for maybe half a second then hangs the whole machine. The
>last matches were under /dev. I can't remember grep ever scanning device
>files, but maybe it's just me...
 are you shure? shouldn't be 

# grep -r stuff *


Anyhow... It will have a problem when grep-ing never endig devices
such as /dev/zero.....

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