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Old 12-07-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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question about grep


hi,

i have a simple question. i want to grep for a string recursively in all the files in a directory structure. i can achieve this objective almost completely with:

Code:
find . -exec grep "Search String" {} \; > myreport
This works just fine, the only problem is that it doesn't tell the names of the files in which the "Search String" was found.

Using the -print before the -exec results in a whole list of file names which do not contain the "Search String".

any guidance on how to do this will be very helpful. thanks!

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Old 12-07-2007, 03:43 PM   #2
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grep -R "string" * >out.txt

find . -exec grep "string" {} \; -exec echo {} \; >out.txt
 
Old 12-07-2007, 03:55 PM   #3
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hi,

i have a simple question. i want to grep for a string recursively in all the files in a directory structure. i can achieve this objective almost completely with:

Code:
find . -exec grep "Search String" {} \; > myreport
This works just fine, the only problem is that it doesn't tell the names of the files in which the "Search String" was found.

Using the -print before the -exec results in a whole list of file names which do not contain the "Search String".

any guidance on how to do this will be very helpful. thanks!
Code:
find . -exec grep -H "Search String" {} \; > myreport


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Old 12-07-2007, 04:15 PM   #4
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Another way:

Code:
find . -type f -name * | xargs grep "string"
 
Old 12-07-2007, 04:22 PM   #5
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Another way:

Code:
find . -type f -name * | xargs grep "string"
Almost....
Code:
find . -type f -name \* | xargs grep "string"


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Old 12-07-2007, 04:45 PM   #6
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thanks everyone!
that was very helpful.
 
  


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