Find PHP files

find . -name "*.php" -print0 | xargs -0 grep -i "search phrase"
xargs avoids having to remember the "{} \;" (although definitely a useful thing to know. Unfortunately I always forget it). xargs version runs 2x faster on my test fwiw. edit: fixed to handle spaces in filenames correctly.

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By: randy909
2010-07-27 20:52:37

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randy909's use of xargs may cause unwanted results. See here why http://is.gd/dKOSt Consider using GNU Parallel instead http://is.gd/dKPxK
unixmonkey10455 · 408 weeks and 3 days ago

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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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