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Is there a shell command (Solaris v8 ksh) that will allow me to find in the vast directory tree, specific criteria contained in possibly multiple ascii files? Kind of like a find-in kind of thing.
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find /path -name \*.log -exec grep -l "string to find" {} \;

Is the what you mean - look thru loads of files with .log extensions (for example) and get the names of the files with "string to find" in them
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I guess I was looking for a specific command, but a grep will work. I guess I can get really creative and make a script with all kinds of cool options. Thanks for the post Jim, I appriciate it.
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