Find all plain text files that do not contain STRING

find . -type f ! -exec grep -q 'STRING' {} \; -print

By: d4t1983
2011-10-14 13:59:48

What Others Think

Hmm, that's a very clever use of find. However GNU grep allows your example to be better expressed as: grep -rL 'STRING' . or grep --recursive --files-without-match 'STRING' .
flatcap · 565 weeks and 1 day ago
You need to escape the "!"
linuxrawkstar · 564 weeks and 6 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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