Search for a key word in a large list of files and save the results to a file on the desktop

grep -r "word" >> "~/Desktop/filename.txt"
This is great if you decide to change the name of a variable in multiple .java scripts and want to see a list of where it is used. Once in a text file you can easily sort the info by using find and replace to add /n to every ./ it finds to read your results more clearly. Note: grep will search the current directory. -r stands for recursive which will tell grep to search all directories and subdirectories.

2015-05-06 12:49:53

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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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