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Old 07-09-2008, 01:25 AM   #1
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Search a string recursively under one directory


I want to search a string in one file recursively under one directory. Please help.

Ravi
 
Old 07-09-2008, 02:18 AM   #2
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Use the -r option with grep.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 02:23 AM   #3
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Using Solaris 5.8. Could not find grep -r or -d recurse option :-(

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Old 07-09-2008, 02:29 AM   #4
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Then maybe this will work:
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find /your/dir -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep <string>
 
Old 07-09-2008, 02:43 AM   #5
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It worked. Thanks to all :-)
 
Old 07-09-2008, 04:37 AM   #6
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I want to search a string in one file recursively under one directory. Please help.

Ravi
Simple to remember :
# cd /home/<user-name>
# grep <string> *
This should work.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 04:47 AM   #7
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Simple to remember :
# cd /home/<user-name>
# grep <string> *
This should work.
No, we said recursively. Your command only works for files in the home directory, not recursively.
 
  


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