Re: An appropriate directory search tool?
- Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2018 05:25:05 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: An appropriate directory search tool?
On 10/20/2018 08:16 PM, John Crawley wrote:
On 20/10/2018 19.28, Richard Owlett wrote:
...I would have expected to use an explicit pipe command between
'find' and 'grep'.
In fact, depending on the exact conditions of your search, you might not
need to use find at all. 'grep -r' will do a recursive search, starting
at whatever directory you give it, looking inside every file for some
grep -r 'keyword_or_regex' dirname
Of course, 'man grep' for various options...
I wish a list of files with a specific extension in a directory which
contain keywordA but not keywordB. Recursing down the directory tree was
the primary objection to the MATE search tool.