Grep has been acting strangely on one of my systems (Ubuntu Desktop - all my other systems are Ubuntu Server), and I can't figure out why. I created a control file named text that contains the following text:
the following commands work on all of my systems except the problem child:
$ grep grep * text:grep $ grep 'test!!' * text:test!!
On my problem child grep simply hangs. I have compared .bashrc, .bash_aliases, and even /etc/bash_completion, but I can't find the problem. Any ideas what could be causing the problem?