Re: how to search for ".ioctl"

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Thanks JB1

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 5:38 AM,  <jb1@XXX> wrote:
> I'm sending this to you directly, rather than through the linmodem forum,
> because after falling off the mailing for some reason my spam dropped
> precipitously, so I didn't rejoin.
> Re: .ioctl search Re: no dial-up: hsfmodem and alsa-driver-linuxant problem?
> in your message dated Sun, 28 Aug 2011 00:06:22 -0400 you said:
>  The problem is the that the common search tools are not effective with
>  the "."  which stands for ANY SINGLE CHARACTER ins grep implemented
>  searchs.
> One can "grep" for literal periods by *both* quoting and escaping them. I
> don't think it matters whether the quotes are quotation marks or
> apostropnes, but you can try both:
>  grep "\.ioctl"
> and:
>  grep '\.ioctl'
> Feel free to do whatever you want to with this message, but I'd appreciate
> if you kept my e-mail address out of it.

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