2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2013 2:36 PM by DecisionPoint Keith Gable

    "grep" command is missing on MC40?

    Afshin Mansoorieh

      does anyone know if the "grep" command is available on the MC40? 

      when i try to run it using "ADB shell", i get he following error message " 'grep' is not recognized as an internal or external command,"


      am i just missing the path to it or is it not on this device?





        • Re: "grep" command is missing on MC40?
          Afshin Mansoorieh

          getting a little closer, i was running the grep command directly from the PC [adb shell ls -l | grep text]  and the error message was coming from DOS shell.


          now just doing a shell into the MC40 [adb shell] and get the $ prompt.  now I type [ls -l | grep text] and get the error: "grep, permission denied" 


          looks like i need to be root to run the grep command which seems strange since it is a user level shell command. 


          does anyone know if there is a way to run GREP on MC40? 

            • Re: "grep" command is missing on MC40?
              DecisionPoint Keith Gable

              Most Android devices use a Busybox replacement called Toolbox for all of the normal command line tools. I presume the MC40 also uses Toolbox. Try grep --version and see what it says. It might be that grep does not have correct permissions (it needs execute permissions). On my Samsung phone, here is what the permissions look like:


              1|shell@android:/ $ ls -l -a /system/bin/grep                                 

              lrwxrwxrwx root     root              2013-03-10 17:43 grep -> toolbox


              Edit: Also consider taking a look at this "Android under the hood" article.