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Pipe results of Grep Command to LS Comand

I'm using the command grep -l XYZ to get a list of files containing the string XYZ. Then I using the comand ls -l ABC to get the create date timestamp of the each file. I've tried combining the comands using the pipe command, grep -l XYZ | ls -l, but its not working. What am I doing wrong?
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Code:
$ find . -name "*xyz*" -ls

would do what you want, as would:
Code:
$ ls -l *xyz*

or even:
Code:
$ ls -l | grep -i xyz

Assuming xyz is not the shortened version of a month.
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I think I don't understand what you want to do.

First off, the ls -l command won't show you the creation date of a file, but the modification date.

If what you want to do is to show the date that appears when using the l option of the ls, of the files you found with grep, then you have to do

Code:
grep -l '[string-to-find]' [directory-to-look-on] | xargs ls -l

That will show you the ls -l of the files you found with grep.

That's what I understood, sorry if I missed something.
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ls -l `grep -l XYZ *`


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I'm using the command grep -l XYZ to get a list of files containing the string XYZ. Then I using the comand ls -l ABC to get the create date timestamp of the each file. I've tried combining the comands using the pipe command, grep -l XYZ | ls -l, but its not working. What am I doing wrong?
 

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