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balasahu

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How do I recursively grep all directories and subdirectories?

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find . | xargs grep "texthere" *
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    Re: How do I recursively grep all directories and subdirectories?
    « Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 03:26:12 PM »
    No need for xargs - you can use the grep -r option:

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    me@nil:~/mydir$ find .
    .
    ./dir4
    ./dir2
    ./dir2/file-b.txt
    ./dir2/dir3
    ./dir2/dir3/file.txt
    me@nil:~/mydir$ grep -r Lorem .
    ./dir2/file-b.txt:Lorem ipsum dolor amet
    ./dir2/dir3/file.txt:Lorem ipsum

    If you want to follow symlinks, use -R instead.

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