egrep -r replacement for UNIX systems

find . -type f | xargs grep -l "string"
Finds a string in files recursively below the current directory on systems without the "egrep" and its "-r" functionality.
Sample Output
./script-45/parser.db

-5
By: Neo23x0
2011-08-30 13:22:42

What Others Think

Use -exec instead. An extra fork of xargs, and parsing of output is silly; ignoring the fact that xargs is broken and will destroy all your filenames that contain whitespace or quotes of any sort.
lhunath · 424 weeks and 5 days ago
piping won't support long find results. use -exec
ioggstream · 424 weeks and 4 days ago
OK, thanks a lot ..
Neo23x0 · 424 weeks and 3 days ago

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