Originally Posted by hansfordmc
You may be right. Or it may just hang because it's hit a socket or something else that I've been reading about. It runs fine on selected directories as you suggested, so I guess I should just limit my searches.
Thanks for your help. And you too maniannam.
I'll look into using xargs as well.
The crucial bit there is the -type f
switch to find, that will stop
you from grepping character devices, kernel RAM and other funky things from
which grep may not return ;}