Search all files for text string

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2016-05-01 9:03 am EST
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Is there a way to use 'grep', 'find', or some other mechanism to search recursively a directory structure for a text string?

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ScottM
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2016-05-02 4:59 am EST
Hello,

Thank you for your question on searching files for a string. The command format I use is:

grep -rl 'abc123' .

This searches for the string (in this case abc123) in all files recursively (-r) and lists the results (l) starting at the directory I am located in (.)

Note you do need to be logged in via SSH to use that command.

Hope that helps!

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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ScottM
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16,266 Points
2016-05-02 5:01 am EST
Hello,

Thank you for your question on searching files for a string. The command format I use is:

grep -rl 'abc123' .

This searches for the string (in this case abc123) in all files recursively (-r) and lists the results (l) starting at the directory I am located in (.)

Hope that helps!

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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