Count occurrences of a word/token in a file

find . -name file.txt | xargs -e grep "token" -o | wc -l

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By: netzwerg
2010-03-30 07:03:50

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What Others Think

You'll need a '-o' on the grep if the token appears more than once per line: find . -name file.txt | xargs -e grep "token" -o | wc -l
linuts · 425 weeks and 4 days ago
Thanks @linuts, good catch!
netzwerg · 425 weeks and 4 days ago

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