[CentOS] find

Bowie Bailey 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
like this:

  find . -type f -name '*.txt' | xargs grep 'whatever'

Add the '-l' option to grep if you just want a list of the filenames.

-- 
Bowie


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