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Old 07-16-2009
searching for a pattern

can anybode tell me ? I want to search for a pattern present in a whole directory and subdirectories's files containg " crat"


I tried

grep -r "crat" */* ;

is it right ?
# 2  
Old 07-16-2009
Running:
Code:
# find . -name "*crat*"

would list all files and directories in or below the current directory whose name contains crat.
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Old 07-16-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyFullerMalv
Running:
Code:
# find . -name "*crat*"

would list all files and directories in or below the current directory whose name contains crat.

i dont need the file names . I want to search for the text in those files
# 4  
Old 07-16-2009
In that case run:
Code:
# find . -type f -exec grep -l crat {} \;

to list the files containing the string crat.

To get all the lines conatining crat run:
Code:
# find . -type f -exec grep crat {} \;


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