Find given string in all files with given name or extension

find . -name "*.html" -exec grep -l 'string' {} \;
This will search for "string" in all files under the given path "." and provide a listing of the files with their relative locations.
Sample Output

By: rexington
2010-04-12 20:47:25

What Others Think

Why not: grep -R --include="*.html" 'string' .
flatcap · 636 weeks and 4 days ago
Thanks for pointing '--include' option. Actually 'info grep' suggests pretty ugly way for this case: find /home/gigi -name '*.c' -print | xargs grep 'hello' /dev/null As for me, I prefer zsh's way: grep 'string' **/*.html
zolden · 636 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

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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