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Old 01-23-2020
Using grep in find

We have several moveplan.xml files in different folders.
I run:
find /u0/appl_top/ -name moveplan.xml -exec grep -i Passphrase {} \;

And it returns
<name>Custom Identity Keystore Passphrase File</name>
                        <name>Custom Trust Keystore Passphrase File</name>
                        <name>Custom Identity Private Key Passphrase File</name>
                        <name>Custom Identity Keystore Passphrase File</name>
                        <name>Custom Trust Keystore Passphrase File</name>
                        <name>Custom Identity Private Key Passphrase File</name>
                        <name>Custom Identity Keystore Passphrase File</name>
                        <name>Custom Trust Keystore Passphrase File</name>
                        <name>Custom Identity Private Key Passphrase File</name>

Is there any option to have complete path where the files are situated?
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Old 01-23-2020
Not sure if this helps... but maybe it will, if you try to add:

find "$(pwd)"

YMMV, let us know if it works for you.
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Old 01-23-2020
Hello big123456,

IMHO I think you are looking for grep -l option, since it will only print Filenames which have that specific text in them, try something like:

find /tmp/ -type f -exec grep -l "Give your text here..." {} \+ 2>/dev/null

In my tested case output was as follows.


In above code change /tmp/ with your actual/complete path details and it should provide it in your output. Also I have kept 2>/dev/null for removing Errors its up to you in case you want to see errors on screen.

From man page of grep:

-l, --files-with-matches
Suppress normal output; instead print the name of each input file from which output would normally have been printed. The scanning will stop on the
first match.

R. Singh
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Old 01-23-2020
Check out GNU specific grep option
find /u0/appl_top/ -name moveplan.xml -exec grep -H -i Passphrase {} \;

Or without GNU grep option
find  /u0/appl_top/ -type f -name '*.txt' -exec grep -i Passphrase {} /dev/null \;

Hope that helps
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