Re: Grep entire file system

On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 02:22:19PM -0700, Rognes, Sten wrote:
> 
> > Does anyone have a command that will grep for all files in a file system
> > that contain a string like "sqlplus"?
> > I can do it within a directory, but I want it to look at all the
> > directories.
> 
> find . -type f -print | xargs grep sqlplus

just plain grep will do, use the '-R' flag

$ grep -R sqlplus /

man grep
GNU: http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?grep
or BSD: http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=grep

Also note the --binary-files flag.

-Mark
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