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Old 05-12-2009, 01:28 AM   #1
vaibhavs17
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find utitly for content searching


Hi all,

I want to find particular "pattern" in current directory.
reuslt should display all filenames which contains this pattern.
please help me on this.

using grep, i can search for particular file like that
grep 'pattern' *.cpp

thanks in advance,
vaibhav
 
Old 05-12-2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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Can you explain why grep isn't the tool you want?
 
Old 05-12-2009, 01:48 AM   #3
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I got answer from some other forum.


Originally Posted by brewbuck
To search a single file for an instance of a string "foo":


Code:
grep foo <filename>
To recursively search all files under a particular directory for a string "foo", and display the names of files which contain that string:


Code:
grep -Hrl foo <dir>


this command is really amazing. can you tell me what does -H options with grep.
I could understand the usage of r and l option ... r used for recursive search and l used for display list of file which contains patter foo
 
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-H prints the filename with matches.

See "man grep" for details of the grep command (or "man command" in general)
 
  


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