grep directory and sub-directories

grep -r <searchterm> *

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By: totti
2012-02-08 11:48:08

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don't use *, use . instead grep -r term .
chrismccoy · 353 weeks and 2 days ago
Why?
totti · 353 weeks and 1 day ago
I thought this was commandlinefu.com, not commandline101.com. :p
peterRepeater · 353 weeks and 1 day ago
Why use . instead of *? Because * will miss files in the current directory that begin with a dot.
Fudo · 353 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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