[CentOS] find

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 16:42:37 UTC 2008


On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 7:27 AM, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 7:24 AM, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 6:54 AM, Bo Lynch <blynch at ameliaschools.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> I would recommend taking a look at grep. THere are many ways you can use it.
>>
>> One such example is:
>>
>> find . -type f -exec grep -il !* {} \;  -exec grep -i !* {} \; -exec echo \;
>>
>> alias it to, say, findword and run:  findword <text>
>
> Sorry, I missed the "!" in the above paste:
>
> find . -type f -exec grep -il \!* {} \;  -exec grep -i \!* {} \; -exec echo \;

I tend to do this:

find . -type f -exec grep <pattern> /dev/null {} \;

The "/dev/null" is because grep doesn't show the file name unless
there are at least two provided, and this accomplishes what Akemi's
command above does but in a single command.  Of course, it still takes
forever if the directory whence the search begins is /.

mhr


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