Chuck, you may have discovered the issue.

I tried the command that Scott had posted for searching the contents of the files and it worked. I actually wanted to search recursively, so I modified the statement to be 'find . -type f | xargs grep -r CRMUPDDTE' to recursively search the sub directories. It returned to the QSHELL prompt right away. Then, I tried to press F3 to exit QSHELL and now my session is hung. I assume it is running the search based on what Chuck mentioned. There are many files to search.

I'm surprised it returns to the QSHELL prompt so quickly. How are you supposed to know it is doing something? Thanks for everyone's input.

Dean Eshleman
Software Development Architect

On 12/3/2015 3:35 PM, CRPence wrote:
On 03-Dec-2015 14:19 -0600, Dean Eshleman wrote:
I'm trying to search some files on the IFS for a string and it
doesn't seem to work. Here is what I'm doing.

Cd /directorytosearch
Grep 'searchstring' *

When I do this, it just returns to the command prompt. No errors
listed. I know there are files in that directory that contain my
search string. What am I doing wrong?

We are on 7.1.

Probably just need to wait long enough for the data to appear at
STDOUT. I am unsure why the effect for the request seems to be
asynchronous, as compared\contrasted with the effect seen on earlier
releases. I only recently saw the effect, and had not looked into
whether that outcome might be a defect, or not.

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