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grep a string on all files in the subdirectories

Hi all,

I would want to find a string 'abc' on all files which is located under a directory.

But inside the directory there are subdirectories, so how can I find whether 'abc' exists on all files in the subsequent subdirectories?

Thanks.
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Code:
find /path/to/directory -exec grep "abc" {} /dev/null \;

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I would do it this way if you want to verify all files to reduce the output.

Code:
find /path/to/directory -exec grep -c "abc" {} /dev/null \;

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Vino & reborg, thanks a lot for the statement.
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grep -Rl string /path/to/dir

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