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Old 09-05-2010, 01:32 PM   #1
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cannot quit terminal command : grep some_word


After typing "grep some_word" on terminal 6, the system doesn't do a thing, just lets me type endlessly. I've tried "Esc", "q" , [CTRL] + x, "exit" and no luck.

I bet I'll kick my ass when you tell me but at the moment I can't figure it out. Rebooting would probably solve the problem but there must be a better way.

Thank you,

Rui
 
Old 09-05-2010, 01:33 PM   #2
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ctrl+c, the standard interrupt keypress
 
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:35 PM   #4
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Cool. It worked. Thank you. Is it normal though to stop with this command in particular?
Or did I do something stupid?
 
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That's exactly what grep does when you give it the input you did.

Usually you want to do `grep search-string input-file`. Since you didn't give it an input file, it was reading from STDIN - ie waiting for your input.
 
Old 09-05-2010, 03:29 PM   #6
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Thanks AlucardZero.
 
  


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