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Searching for a pattern from filenames stored in a file

Hi,
I have got some 10 filenames stored in a file or displayed in the console as a result of some query i made.. Now I need to open each of these files and search for a pattern in these 10 files.. Can someone help me with this?

Thanks,
Jean
# 2  
Code:
while read LINE; do grep "yourpattern" $LINE done < yourlist

# 3  
Let me make it clearer

my file is like below:

Code:
/date1/file1
/date2/file2
/date3/file3
..
..
..
..
..
/date10/file10

Each file is present in the path as above

I need to search some content like phonenumber in each of these entry in my main file.


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Last edited by zaxxon; 12-12-2011 at 07:15 AM.. Reason: code tags please, thanks
# 4  
I think I understood, did you try it?
# 5  
Hi,
I tried..But i am not getting the desired output..

"yourlist" you mentioned , is it supposed to be my filename?

Thanks,
Jean
# 6  
Yes it is. And "yourpattern" is the string you are looking for - you'll have to replace it actually with your real pattern.
# 7  
Hi,
Will the same work as part of a shell script?

Thanks,
Jean
 

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