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Old 09-30-2002, 03:36 AM   #1
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grep file in the subdirectory

The 'grep' function can only use in the current directory, how to grep file into the subdirectory ? Thx.
Old 09-30-2002, 04:06 AM   #2
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Try adding -d recurse to your grep search when using a directory as a source. As an example, from /, type:

grep -d recurse DHCP /etc

Old 09-30-2002, 10:08 AM   #3
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You can also use find with grep to narrow down your search. For example:
find /etc -type f -exec grep DHCP {} \;
Old 09-30-2002, 12:08 PM   #4
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Originally posted by stickman
You can also use find with grep to narrow down your search. For example:
find /etc -type f -exec grep DHCP {} \;
Of course, this forks a new process for each file which is grep'ped. Be nice to you cpu:

find /etc -type f -print|xargs grep DHCP


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