Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Fri Oct 3 14:22:33 UTC 2008
tony.chamberlain at lemko.com wrote:
> I am looking for something similar to the windows SEARCH FILES comman
> with the option "files containing ..." (that is where I can specify a
> string and it will find all files containing that string -- not just
> having the string as part of the name but actually containing it in
> the text).
> Is there some way to do this?
I tend to use a combination of 'find' and 'grep'. It looks something
find . -type f -name '*.txt' | xargs grep 'whatever'
Add the '-l' option to grep if you just want a list of the filenames.
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