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Recursive grep of all c++ source under the current directory

Terminal - Recursive grep of all c++ source under the current directory
find . -name '*.?pp' -exec grep -H "string" {} \;
2010-07-14 15:10:23
User: rthemocap
Functions: find grep
Recursive grep of all c++ source under the current directory


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find . -name '*.?pp' | xargs grep -H "string"
2010-07-14 14:41:07
User: cout
Functions: find grep xargs
Tags: find xargs grep

I like this better than some of the alternatives using -exec, because if I want to change the string, it's right there at the end of the command line. That means less editing effort and more time to drink coffee.

grep -R --include=*.cpp --include=*.h --exclude=*.inl.h "string" .
2010-07-14 16:32:28
User: sweinst
Functions: grep
Tags: find xargs grep

Gnu grep allows to restrict the search to files only matching a given pattern. It also allows to exclude files.

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What others think


Gnu grep allows a more simple syntax:

grep -R --include=*.cpp "string" .

It does also allows to exclude files and directories

Comment by sweinst 405 weeks and 6 days ago

The only real issue with using grep directly with recursion and includes is it doesn't handle "recursive directory loops" very nicely.

However, the include and exclude stuff will definitely go into my arsenal. :)

Comment by rthemocap 405 weeks and 6 days ago

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