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Search files for a string in the remote machine

Hi all,
I want to search the files in a remote machine for a particular string. The SSH command I wrote is giving an error even when the syntax is correct.
ssh user@hostmachine find . -name "*.txt" -exec grep "ARIVU" '{}' \;
The error it gives is find: missing argument to `-exec'

When the following command is executed on a local machine, it is working fine
find . -name "*.txt" -exec grep "ARIVU" '{}' \;

Please let me know where I'm wrong....
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Hi all,
I want to search the files in a remote machine for a particular string. The SSH command I wrote is giving an error even when the syntax is correct.
ssh user@hostmachine find . -name "*.txt" -exec grep "ARIVU" '{}' \;
The error it gives is find: missing argument to `-exec'

When the following command is executed on a local machine, it is working fine
find . -name "*.txt" -exec grep "ARIVU" '{}' \;

Please let me know where I'm wrong....
Try quoting the command:

ssh user@hostname "find . -name "*.txt" -exec grep "ARIVU" '{}' \;"
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Thanx boss..... it works....
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