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Re: Re^3: Find file that contains "....." (command in Unix)

by Fletch (Chancellor)
on Mar 31, 2003 at 18:52 UTC ( #247027=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Find file that contains "....." (command in Unix)
in thread Find file that contains "....." (command in Unix)

No trouble at all, just a slightly different incantation.

print -l ./**/*.txt | xargs grep '\.\.\.\.'

(well, no trouble except that if your filenames may have spaces in them you'll need to use `-N' rather than `-l' and a GNUish xargs --null, but I digress . . .).

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Re^5: Find file that contains "....." (command in Unix)
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Mar 31, 2003 at 21:04 UTC
    And then we're back full circle.
    find . -name '*.txt' | xargs grep '\.\.\.\.'
    And if you have a GNUish xargs, chances are you have a GNUish grep that understands -r..

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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