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Old 11-12-2008, 05:13 AM   #1
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using grep and find command


i am new to linux....i dont know how to use "grep" command and "find" command...i searched in internet..but cant find the solution clearly...can anyone help me...what is the syntax to find the files using "find" command and find pattern using "grep" command.....Thanks in advance.
Old 11-12-2008, 05:23 AM   #2
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Hi shariefbe,

Here would be an example to find all file named "test.txt"
find / -type f -iname "test.txt"
The following code will search for all file or directory containing "test"
but will display only the string containing "test.txt"
find / -iname "test" |grep "test.txt"
PS: when you don't know how to use a command you can use "man $command_name"
man find

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Old 11-13-2008, 03:51 AM   #3
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yes...i got understood...thanks a lot....
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Both commands have info pages. The fundamental difference is that find is used to locate files with a certain criteria. Grep is used to locate lines of text inside of a file (or files) matching a certain regular expression.

Grep is great for filtering the output of other commands, like locate.
Old 11-13-2008, 03:58 AM   #5
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grep is used to pick any work from file
history | grep cp
it will show all commands where u used cp
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