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Old 07-02-2002
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In Unix, How to find the file when i have the matter by subdirectory wise.

I have used the 'grep' command, but i can't get it, can anyone give the command of matter searched by subdirectorywise.


Last edited by anjanb2; 07-02-2002 at 11:36 AM..
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Old 07-02-2002
I didn't quite understand your question, but I assume that you are looking for a file in a sub-directory.

If this is the case, then take a look at `man find`. find can recursively go down sub-directories look for a file.

If you want to grep for a group of files in nested sub-directories then you should take a look at the -r option of grep.
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Old 07-02-2002
also you can use

the command :
>> grep <string> */*

it search in the current directorie and al directories below it (1 level)

otherwise you can doe it with a complex find command
# 4  
Old 07-02-2002
I guess u need "find"

you can get more info with

man find

good luck!
# 5  
Old 07-02-2002
you can use find command with -noleaf pattern, which will find in subdirectory wise. give a try.
# 6  
Old 07-03-2002
grep basically searches for a pattern or a string. it can not be used for finding files. Find command would help in finding the files.

Refer to the man command.
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