[Nottingham] how does one grep for tabs?

Peter Chang Peter.Chang at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Jan 31 20:07:24 GMT 2006

On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, Michael Erskine wrote:

> I'm searching for files that contain tab characters (ASCII 0x09,
> Ctrl-I -- so that I can eradicate them with expand(1)! ) but I can't
> use interactive bash to grep(1) for them because it won't let me type
> a tab!

Yes you can. Just use ctrl-v and then hit tab on the commandline.


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