List files containing given search string recursively

find /path/to/dir -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep -l "foo"

By: apotheos
2012-06-19 16:27:30

What Others Think

or: ag /path or: ack /path ... or perhaps even more useful: sag /path F {N} .. where {N} is the number provided from sag for the match(s) ... and the file opens in $EDITOR sack /path F {N} .. where {N} is the number provied from sack for the match(s) ... and the file opens in $EDITOR ... and note by default grep is not desciminate, it will search binary files, whatever is passed to it from find. Both 'ack' and 'ag' have some level of descrimination by default (which of course can be fine tuned).
khayyam · 423 weeks and 2 days ago
the content management munged the above commands! ... there should be a 'string' between command and /path.
khayyam · 423 weeks and 2 days 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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