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Old 04-16-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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searching for a string of charcters in some files

I would like to know if it is possible for me to search for a string of characters (a word) in a folder which contains some files?
That is, I am looking for a file which contains the word "linux" say, is it possible to search all files in a folder which may have that word?

Thanks a lot,

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grep linux <insert directory>/*
Old 04-16-2005, 05:07 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot, that was quick!
again, thank you very much



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