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

by blakem (Monsignor)
on Mar 28, 2003 at 10:02 UTC ( #246441=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Find file that contains "....." (command in Unix)

None of the solutions posted so far are exactly what I would do... How about a simple:

grep -lr yourstring /path/to/your/dir


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Re: Find file that contains "....." (command in Unix)
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Mar 28, 2003 at 10:20 UTC
    The -r option on grep is not uniformely supported. It's not in the POSIX standard. The question was about a Unix command; and GNU stands for "GNU is Not Unix". ;-)


      And if you're going to depend on non-standard grep options why not just depend on using zsh and use grep '\.\.\.\.\.' ./**/*.txt to let the shell do the find for you.

      (Aside: zsh rules.)

        Except that you run into trouble if you have to pass more files than will fit on a command line in your system.

        Makeshifts last the longest.

Re^2: Find file that contains "....." (command in Unix)
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 30, 2012 at 12:10 UTC

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