find text in a file

find /directory/to/search/ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep "findtext"
this will find text in the directory you specify and give you line where it appears.

2009-02-17 07:16:32

What Others Think

what about: grep -r "findtext" /directory/to/search
berta · 673 weeks and 6 days ago
berta: Preferable, but -r doesn't work on all versions of grep.
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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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