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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 content. Like:

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.