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grep command

I need to search the follwowing syntax in all the file in the directory
How to user grep command

If the below syntax is present it should display

if [ 1 -eq 2 ]; then # scissors
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can u brief your question?
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grep command

I have 300 files in the directory. I need to find out below syntax in which files it is available

if [ 1 -eq 2 ]; then # scissors

ps -ef |grep "scissors" *.* (this syntax is not working)
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Originally Posted by pmsuper
I have 300 files in the directory. I need to find out below syntax in which files it is available

if [ 1 -eq 2 ]; then # scissors

ps -ef |grep "scissors" *.* (this syntax is not working)
What is the control for the test

if [ 1 -eq 2 ];

What are you trying to do with the # as this is commenting out scissors?!

Sorry but what is the ps -ef | grep "scissors *.* supposed to be doing?

Also no fi at the end of the if so it will not work anyway!
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can u give me the directory structure cos the the syntax what u have given is */* which means that u r searching for a pattern in current directory say

X, 1st * tells to search the pattern in all the directories under X
2nd * i,e /* tells to get into each of * directories under X, search in all the files under each of * directories.

Hope u got my pt.

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> grep -i scis *
RecreateAIUMajorAccounts:if [ 1 -eq 2 ]; then # scissors venkat

This syntax(if [ 1 -eq 2 ]; then # scissors venkat) is present in the file RecreateAIUMajorAccounts
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grep '\[ 1 \-eq 2 \]; then' *

Hope this works. I dont know why you are using ps it just lists the processes running in the unix box. The above should help you

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