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Old 03-12-2009
How to select the path that contains a certain string from a certain file?

Hi,
I am new to this world of shell programming. I am facing a problem that is :
I have directory which has many sub directories at different depth. say
A/B/C/files
A/B/files
A/B/C/D/files
In this directory structure there exists a file called ".project" in some of the sub directories at any depth which contains (may not contain also )a string say "XYZ". I have to select the path of all ".project" files which contain the string "XYZ" in that directory hierarchy. It should find recursively all directories for this ".project" file
I am using find command but not able make the proper usage of it. Please help me. Thank you.
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Old 03-12-2009
Try this. I am sure this can be shortened but I am not that kind of a SME in UNIX! Smilie

Code:
find . -name *.project >> /tmp/filelist.txt
cat /tmp/filelist.txt | while read line
do
  grep "<string_to_search_for>" $line
done

HTH,Smilie

Regards,

Praveen
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Old 03-12-2009
Thanks
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