Grep says file exists and then doesn't "grep" it

Mark Blackburn
Thu Dec 19 13:42:00 GMT 2002

If I type:
    $ grep -e hello -r .
I get:
    grep: .: File exists
and grep doesn't search the contents of any files

If I try compiling it myself from the setup source package (grep-2.5-1) 
this doesn't happen anymore. Grep behaves as expected. Has anybody else 
seen this behaviour?

uname -a
CYGWIN_98-4.10 MARK 1.3.17(0.67/3/2) 2002-11-27 18:54 i686 unknown

cygcheck -s:

Windows 98 Ver 4.10 Build 1998


d:\usr                             /opt                      system  binmode
d:\home                            /home                     system  binmode
d:                                 /d                        system  binmode
d:\work                            /home/work                system  binmode
d:\home\windows\desktop            /desktop                  system  binmode
d:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\lib\X11\fonts  /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts  system  binmode
d:\cygwin                          /                         system  binmode
d:\cygwin\bin                      /usr/bin                  system  binmode
d:\cygwin\lib                      /usr/lib                  system  binmode
.                                  /mnt                      user    

[yadda, yadda...]

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