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Grep command

I am using below command to grep a string in all the dir/subdir:

Code:
find /home -exec grep 'balance1212' {} /dev/null \;

I'm getting a lot of lines like below:

Code:
grep: can't open /home/shared/argr
find: cannot open /home/shared/srpt/.ssh

I want to see only the file having the string mentioned in find command.

Please let me know the right command.
Thanks

Last edited by Scott; 11-29-2012 at 05:58 AM.. Reason: CODE TAGS
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Originally Posted by ravigupta2u
grep: can't open /home/shared/argr
find: cannot open /home/shared/srpt/.ssh
Please use code tags for code and data sample.

You might don't have rights to open these files.

You may also try with

Code:
grep "balance1212" /home/*

and to avoid such errors redirect those errors
use
Code:
command  2>/dev/null

 

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