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Search String in Directory – UNIX

How to search for a string in a selection of files (-exec grep …).

[bash] find . -exec grep “searchstring” ‘{}’ \; -print
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find . -exec grep “searchstring” ‘{}’ \; -ls


This command will search in the current directory and all sub directories. All files that contain the string will have their path printed to standard output.