[Scottish] Best way to find text within files recursively?

Allan Whiteford scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sat Jan 18 19:55:01 2003

scottish+Steven.Murdoch@cl.cam.ac.uk wrote:
> > for (every folder in this directory)
> >       grep -l myfriend@somewhere.org *
> Would "grep -rl myfriend@somewhere.org *" do what you want?
> Steven Murdoch.
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In a slightly more convoluted way, but one in which can be applied
easily to any command to give recursive capabilities:

grep -l myfriend@somewhere.org `find .`

(Note the direction of the quotes, and also filenames with spaces will
probably mess things up.)


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