Recursive grep of all c++ source under the current directory

find . -name '*.?pp' -exec grep -H "string" {} \;

By: rthemocap
2010-07-14 15:10:23

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Hi, Gnu grep allows a more simple syntax: grep -R --include=*.cpp "string" . It does also allows to exclude files and directories
sweinst · 549 weeks ago
The only real issue with using grep directly with recursion and includes is it doesn't handle "recursive directory loops" very nicely. However, the include and exclude stuff will definitely go into my arsenal. :)
rthemocap · 549 weeks 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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