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Old 03-03-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Searching for text string in all files

Is it possible to search ALL files on a system for a specific text string? I've been messing around with grep without any luck.

Thanks in advance!
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Yes, I suppose you just have to type -

$ sudo find / -name "string-name"
Old 03-03-2011, 01:03 PM   #3
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Nevermind, I found the "-R" (recursive) option for grep!


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