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Old November 29th, 2006, 09:45 AM
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Is there a way to use grep to search for text within files, within folders?

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can use it with the find command
find . -iname "*.*" -exec grep -Hn "sometext" {} \;
 
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or, to search all files in current directory:

Code:
grep this *
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