Hi Ethan, try single quotes instead of double quotes: grep '\$Log: .*\$' f -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]Im Auftrag von Ethan Post Gesendet: Mittwoch, 12. April 2006 21:57 An: Oracle Discussion List Betreff: Grep Help > cat f $Log: Blah > grep "\$Log: .*\$" f $Log: Blah I am actually looking for a line which has Dollar Log Colon ...any characters...dollar...any characters...but this still returns the line, even thought it is missing the last dollar. I am sure this is a pretty obvious one, please help.