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Old 05-15-2006, 01:39 PM   #1
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grep ASCII files only

I am using grep to search recursively through a large tree. It returns more binary files which I don't care about. I looked at the man page, but it wasn't obvious how to specify ascii files only, or to exclude bins. Here is what I am using. The ascii files are not limited to *.txt however. I am searching through Visual Studio .net project heirarchies. Here is what I am using:

grep -Rn string *

There must be something like

grep -Rn -? type=ASCII string *

Thx, Zakk
Old 05-15-2006, 02:16 PM   #2
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Have you tried:
grep -IRn string *
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