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Find given string in all files with given name or extension

Terminal - Find given string in all files with given name or extension
find . -name "*.html" -exec grep -l 'string' {} \;
2010-04-12 20:47:25
User: rexington
Functions: find grep
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Find given string in all files with given name or extension

This will search for "string" in all files under the given path "." and provide a listing of the files with their relative locations.

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Why not:

grep -R --include="*.html" 'string' .
Comment by flatcap 281 weeks and 3 days ago

Thanks for pointing '--include' option. Actually 'info grep' suggests pretty ugly way for this case:

find /home/gigi -name '*.c' -print | xargs grep 'hello' /dev/null

As for me, I prefer zsh's way:

grep 'string' **/*.html
Comment by zolden 281 weeks and 2 days ago

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