Find all files containing a word

find . -name "*.php" -exec grep -il searchphrase {} \;
This is very similar to the first example except that it employs the 'exec' argument of the find command rather than piping the result to xargs. The second example is nice and tidy but different *NIXs may not have as capable a grep command.

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2010-01-16 05:09:30

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grep -rin searchterm *
ringlerun · 439 weeks and 5 days ago

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