searching in files

Joshua Daniel Franklin jdf.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 09:45:41 CDT 2008


On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 2:28 AM, Kevin Davidson
<kevin at indigospring.co.uk> wrote:
> Not very Dell related, but you probably want something like this:
> find . -name FILENAMEPATTERN -exec grep -n SEARCHPATTERN {} /dev/null \;

Yep, or you can use xargs to the same effect:

find -name *tex  | xargs  grep LaTeX

Or, if you've got control chars or spaces in the filenames:

find -name "*tex" -print0 | xargs -0  grep LaTeX



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