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List files containing given search string recursively

Terminal - List files containing given search string recursively
find /path/to/dir -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep -l "foo"
2012-06-19 16:27:30
User: apotheos
Functions: find grep xargs
List files containing given search string recursively


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or: ag /path

or: ack /path

... or perhaps even more useful:

sag /path

F {N} .. where {N} is the number provided from sag for the match(s) ... and the file opens in $EDITOR

sack /path

F {N} .. where {N} is the number provied from sack for the match(s) ... and the file opens in $EDITOR

... and note by default grep is not desciminate, it will search binary files, whatever is passed to it from find. Both 'ack' and 'ag' have some level of descrimination by default (which of course can be fine tuned).

Comment by khayyam 107 weeks and 5 days ago

the content management munged the above commands! ... there should be a 'string' between command and /path.

Comment by khayyam 107 weeks and 5 days ago

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