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Old 01-08-2005, 11:44 PM   #1
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searching inside text files


Is it possible to search a bunch of text files within a directory for a specific string?
 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:50 PM   #2
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Use grep, for example to search string xyz in /etc directory
Code:
grep "xyz" /etc/*
To search all subdires in /etc add r

Code:
grep -r "xyz" /etc/*
 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:56 PM   #3
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Great thanks!
 
  


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