This allows you to find a string on a set of files recursivly

grep -rF --include='*.txt' stringYouLookFor *
The -r is for recursive, -F for fixed strings, --include='*.txt' identifies you want all txt files to be search any wildcard will apply, then the string you are looking for and the final * to ensure you go through all files and folders within the folder you execute it.
Sample Output
maxleonca@lab:~$ grep -rF --include='*.txt' Tel *
apartamentos.txt:Tel?fono de habitaci?n: 2582-0391
apartamentos.txt:Tel?fono del celular: 8815-7608
apartamentos.txt:Tels:
Documents/RubyStart/vendor/rails/railties/doc/guides/source/security.txt:-- _Tell Rails not to put passwords in the log files._
Documents/RubyStart/vendor/railties/doc/guides/source/security.txt:-- _Tell Rails not to put passwords in the log files._
Documents/gutierrez_gongora.txt:Horarios y N?meros de Tel?fono
Documents/gutierrez_gongora.txt:Tel?fonos: 2225-6181 / 8395-5083

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By: maxleonca
2010-02-12 18:07:07

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