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Finding the file name [message #223433] Thu, 08 March 2007 21:31 Go to next message
kmkumar24
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Registered: January 2007
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Hi All,

Kindly tell me how to find the file name with the contents only in UNIX using grep or anything.

Thanks in advance

Magesh

Re: Finding the file name [message #223447 is a reply to message #223433] Thu, 08 March 2007 23:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Naude
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"grep -l" will list the file names. For more options, do a "man grep".
Re: Finding the file name [message #226114 is a reply to message #223433] Thu, 22 March 2007 10:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
strazaan
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Registered: March 2007
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Try the following trick:

find . -type f -exec grep your_string {} /dev/null \;

In this case You have 2 files: {} and /dev/null, so the name of the file will be displayed by grep.
Re: Finding the file name [message #226459 is a reply to message #226114] Fri, 23 March 2007 17:37 Go to previous message
andrew again
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grep -l AAA *.txt


or multiple patterns
egrep -l "AAA|BBB" *.txt


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