Re: Grep entire file system

  • From: Mark Pecaut <mark@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 15:38:51 -0600

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
or BSD:

Also note the --binary-files flag.

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