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Binary file (standard input) matches

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Hi,

I currently run ubuntu through VB and after mounting windows drive/accessing files through gnome, I keep getting this message "Binary file (standard input) matches" when I try to run "grep -0 name"

Any idea what could be causing this?

Thank you!
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There must be some non-text characters that make grep think it's not a text file.
You can use "grep -a" to insist that it is a text file.
Possibly it's Windows/MSDOS's carriage returns of end-of-file character that confuses it (although I don't that I've ever run into that myself).
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by:woolmilkporc
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Hi,

what is "grep -0" supposed to do?

I'm aware of "grep --null" or "grep -Z" but never came across "-0"!

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