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

grep -R --include=*.cpp --include=*.h --exclude=*.inl.h "string" .
Gnu grep allows to restrict the search to files only matching a given pattern. It also allows to exclude files.

By: sweinst
2010-07-14 16:32:28

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What Others Think

Typically you would use find(1) in combination with xargs(1) and grep(1) because this is more portable and not restricted to GNU environments (i.e. Linux).
inof · 564 weeks and 5 days ago
ack-grep is another tool that can be used for same purpose.
alperyilmaz · 564 weeks and 4 days ago

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