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Old 11-19-2001
moving only files...

hi.. I want to move a set of files that contain a particular string. I wished to do that with find but i am unable to do that. can anybody give me a good method?
Smilie
sskb
# 2  
Old 11-19-2001
You could try using wildcards. That might get you what you want.

Example:
mv *string* <destination>
# 3  
Old 11-19-2001
I'm sorry I'm afraid that you understood my query in some other way. I meant files containing particular string and not filenames.

for example..
i want some files which contain the line

'I love unix'

Smilie
sskb
# 4  
Old 11-19-2001
Sorry... my bad... Smilie

You can try using "grep -l" to help you find the files containing the string, and use that list to base what you want moved on. "grep -l" will print the filenames containing the string you're looking for.
# 5  
Old 11-19-2001
If the files to be searched are in one directory, you can list the filesnames with:

grep -l 'I love unix' *

If you want to move all to one directory, then:

mv `grep -l 'I love unix' *` /u01/myotherdir

or process each file one-by-one:

for filename in `grep -l 'I love unix' *`
do
echo "Now processing $filename ..."
<whatever>
done
Jimbo
# 6  
Old 11-19-2001
Sorry doeboy, I see now that you have covered it. Your reply was not visible when I replied.
Jimbo
# 7  
Old 11-19-2001
It's alright...

as long as we the person who's asking for help gets what he/she wanted, it's all good.

Smilie
 

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