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find&grep all in once

Terminal - find&grep all in once
#!/bin/bash find | grep -P -v "(class)|(zip)|(png)|(gz)|(gif)|(jpeg)|(jpg)" | xargs -I @ grep -H $1 @
2011-10-14 13:28:49
User: kirdie
Functions: find grep xargs
find&grep all in once

calls grep on all non-binary files returned by find on its current working directory


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Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

There are several better ways to achieve this.

First you could get find to look for some specific file types:

find . -type f -name '*.[ch]'

or use a regex

find . -type f -regex ".*\.\(c\|h\|cpp\|hpp\)"

or you can reverse the search and try to exclude binary files

find . -type f ! -regex ".*\.\(png\|zip\)"

Also, the GNU version of grep allows you to ignore binary files:

... grep --binary-files=without-match

And grep allows recursive searching, so you don't actually need find.

grep --recursive --binary-files=without-match [SEARCH_TERM] .
Comment by flatcap 335 weeks and 1 day ago

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