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01 Nov 2007 Grep recursively through subdirectories

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grep recursively through subdirectories for files that match a specific pattern:


grep -l -r –include=*.doc regex *

The equivalent command unsing find:


find . -name ‘*.doc’ -exec grep -l regex \{\} \;

The option after grep is the lowercase letter L, not the number 1).
Remove the -l to see the actual matches instead of the file names.

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