i'm running slackware linux and everytime i open the console, it will print some words of wisdom, advice, jokes, etc. well, i wanted to find out where that file was so i decided i'd do a grep for one of the more unique words in one of the quotes. so i did:
grep "famous" . ./\.*
from the root directory as root. the "./\.*" is to search for hidden files also, since it's likely that the file containing these quotes is hidden. it's been running for a long time and nothing has happened yet. can somebody tell me what i should do to do a grep search through my entire filesystem(even hidden files and folders) for a specific string of text?
ps. if you know the location of the file that holds those quotes, thats great , id like to know, but this is really more about learning how to use grep than really finding that file.