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Re: Assistance sought grepping log files
On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 1:39 PM, Dave Korn
> Larry W. Virden wrote:
>> For example, I've copied some of the "12 hive" tracing logs from IIS (or
>> maybe it is SharePoint... I'm still struggling to figure all this out) into
>> a directory to which I have access.
>> Now I'd like to crunch those logs to see the errors, etc.
>> awk and grep, however, do not seem to find anything in the files.
>> The weird thing is that when I use the "more" command, the file looks just
> ?You could use the "od" utility to see what's actually going on in these
> files. ?My guess would be that there are embedded ascii NULs that are causing
> all the string processing routines in awk/grep etc. to fail. ?If that's the
> case, running them through "tr -d '\0'" might help.
It sounds like he may be unfamiliar with regex but yes it could be unicode or
something. if you see zero every other character that will be apparent.
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