[SOLVED] grep: unknown devices method

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Answer 2528 (90.47619% helpful)

Your grep PATTERN starts with a hyphen. For instance:

$ ps -ef | grep "-DAPPNAME="
grep: unknown devices method

You'll need to escape with an backslash. The corrected sample above:

ps -ef | grep "\-DAPPNAME="

Answer 2217 (50.0% helpful)

You have a file in the current directory that starts with a hyphen.

ls -- -*
rm -fv -- -*

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