Search all files of type *.php for string 'specialFunction' and output the result in searchResult.txt

find . -name "*.php" | xargs egrep -i -s 'specialFunction' > searchresult.txt
Will search recursively and output the searchResult.txt in the same folder you are located.

By: tb323
2009-02-23 15:25:49

What Others Think

FWIW, you can also do this without xargs: find . -name '*.php' -exec -i 'myFunName' {} \; > myFunLines.txt
laburu · 642 weeks and 3 days ago
how is this different from grep 'specialFunction' *php > searchresult.php ?
sud0er · 642 weeks and 3 days ago
the grep command will only search in the current directory. 'find' goes deeper.
cgw · 642 weeks and 3 days ago
grep -r :)
sud0er · 642 weeks and 3 days ago
doh, grep -r foo *php looks for foo in ./*php, and would only go deeper if there was a directory that matched *php.
sud0er · 642 weeks and 3 days ago
grep <pattern> -r . --include='*.php'
log0 · 622 weeks and 2 days ago
egrep -rlis 'myFunName' '*.php' > myFunLines.txt If you want to copy all the files to the current directory, try: sifcp() { egrep -rlis $1 $2 | xargs -I xxx cp xxx $3; }
jedahan · 614 weeks and 4 days ago

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