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Re: An appropriate directory search tool?


On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 10:00:25AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> The "MATE Search Tool" comes close.
> It can:
>   Select a starting directory.
>   Search for a specific extension.
>   Search for a keyword in file content.
> It cannot:
>    Search ONLY the specified directory.
>    Return files that DO NOT contain a keyword.

"grep", sometimes in combination with "find" or one of its
alternates like "ack" or "ag", can do everything you specify above.

If after reading the manual you are having trouble working out how,
I would suggest posting your specific requirement and I'm sure
someone can supply a correct invocation.


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