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Re: Finding files containing 'string'



On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, fredex wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 04:42:19PM +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > I need to list all files that refer to my network-name, but I can't work
> > out a command to do it.  I thought I would have to cat everything,
> > piping through grep 'string', but that doesn't search recursively, the
> > help-file doesn't show a recursive flag, and I'm not sure that it would
> > actually give me the filenames anyway.
> >
> > Help, please?
> >
> > Anne
> > --
> > Registered Linux User No.293302 (http://counter.li.org/)
>
> Do this as root.
>
> To see a list of filenames containing the target string:
>
> find / -name \* -exec grep -l 'put your string here' {} \;
>
> if you want to see the actual file content containing the string, simply
> remove the -l option from grep.

"grep" works recursively, you know.

rday


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