find&grep all in once

#!/bin/bash find | grep -P -v "(class)|(zip)|(png)|(gz)|(gif)|(jpeg)|(jpg)" | xargs -I @ grep -H $1 @
calls grep on all non-binary files returned by find on its current working directory
Sample Output
./	public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException

By: kirdie
2011-10-14 13:28:49

What Others Think

There are several better ways to achieve this. First you could get find to look for some specific file types: find . -type f -name '*.[ch]' or use a regex find . -type f -regex ".*\.\(c\|h\|cpp\|hpp\)" or you can reverse the search and try to exclude binary files find . -type f ! -regex ".*\.\(png\|zip\)" Also, the GNU version of grep allows you to ignore binary files: ... grep --binary-files=without-match And grep allows recursive searching, so you don't actually need find. grep --recursive --binary-files=without-match [SEARCH_TERM] .
flatcap · 383 weeks and 4 days 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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