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Hammer & Screwdriver grep command

Hi,
I'd like to use grep command to filter something from all the directories that above my directory.
How do I do that?
I tried 'grep something ./*' but I didn't get anything which I knew there is something inside one of the subdirectory.

thnks!

Last edited by whatisthis; 09-02-2004 at 12:29 PM..
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You didn't say which version of Unix you have but this works on a lot of them:
Code:
grep -R "searchstring" *

The -R option calls grep for all of the usb-directories
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grep

How do I know which version I am using?


I tried grep -R something but it didn't work.
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If it's gnu grep then "grep --version" will work (to find the version number, that is).

If it's not gnu grep, and -R (or -r) do not work, then you could use find and xargs

find /path/to/parent/dir | xargs grep "something"

Cheers
ZB
 

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