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find and output files content with filtering by filename and specific string

Terminal - find and output files content with filtering by filename and specific string
find . -name *.properties -exec /bin/echo {} \; -exec cat {} \; | grep -E 'listen|properties'
2014-02-17 02:25:49
User: altern
Functions: cat find grep
find and output files content with filtering by filename and specific string


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Sorry, this is a mess.

You don't need:

-exec /bin/echo {} \;

because find has


find even has -printf if you want to get fancy.

Because you're piping ALL the output into grep, you have to search for the filenames, too.

i.e. If I search *.cpp, have to "grep cpp" otherwise I get nothing.

So, the command you want is:

find . -name \*.properties -print -exec grep listen {} \;

(If you don't escape "*.properties", then find will fail if there's a file in the current directory).

Comment by flatcap 217 weeks and 3 days ago

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