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Find and print pattern location from all files on command line from directory and its sub directories.

Terminal - Find and print pattern location from all files on command line from directory and its sub directories.
find . -exec grep $foo {} \; -print
2009-12-30 17:41:44
User: linuxgeek
Functions: find grep
Find and print pattern location from all files on command line from directory and its sub directories.

The command will help to print the location of the pattern. Above command will print all the files which contain variable "$foo" along with line containing that pattern.

Specify pattern after "grep"


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ls -d1 pattern*/ | wc -l
find . -type d -name "*TestDir*" | wc -l
2011-01-24 22:38:27
User: linuxgeek
Functions: find wc

A simple command to find the total number of subdirectories in current directory starting with specific name.

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If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

You know GNU grep can do recursive grepping by itself. You can either use:

grep -d recurse $foo *


grep -r $foo *
Comment by eightmillion 356 weeks and 1 day ago

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