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Old 10-01-2010
How to redirect a input of find command into a text file

Hello friends,

I want a command to print the reult files from find command into a text file.Smilie
Iam looking from forum memebers. PLZ help me.ASAP

Thanks in Advance,
Siva Ranganath CH
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Old 10-01-2010
You already use the correct term "redirection". So putting this together with "shell" and issue a search in Google, you get plenty hits for this very very basic question.

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# 3  
Old 10-01-2010
What do you mean by "print" ?
Code:
find dir -type f -print | lpr -p<printer>

Or do you mean you want to keep the output of the find in a text file ?
Code:
find dir -type f -print > myfile.txt

# 4  
Old 10-01-2010
Thanks for quick reply

My qusetion is to print in the text file.
for example.
I have command below
find .-type f -exec grep -l "string" {} \; i want to print the output of command into a text file with in the same path.Smilie
so can i write the like this
find .-type f -exec grep -l "string" {} \ > myfile.txt.

Thanks for your reply.
Siva Ranganath CH.
# 5  
Old 10-01-2010
You were 99% there. Assuming you are trying to find all files containing "string". Note the space character either side of "." the escaped semi-colon and the "." removed at the end of the target filename.

find . -type f -exec grep -l "string" {} \; > myfile.txt
# 6  
Old 10-01-2010
As an aside, your example will give a list of files that contain "strings".
Sometimes you want the whole grep line and the filename:
Code:
find . -type f -exec grep "string" {} /dev/null \; > myfile.txt

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