[CentOS] find

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Oct 3 15:01:50 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 16:04 +0200, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> tony.chamberlain at lemko.com a écrit :
> > 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?
> > 
> grep is your friend. Let's say you are looking for the character string 
> 'UserDir' below your /etc directory. Then you would simply do:
> [root at grossebertha ~]# grep -R UserDir /etc/

If that might put out a lot and you want only a list of file names, add

   -l or --files-with-matches



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