On Saturday 30 May 2009 18:14:49 RW wrote: > On Sat, 30 May 2009 14:12:50 +0200 > > Mel Flynn <mel.flynn+fbsd.questi...@mailing.thruhere.net> wrote: > > On Saturday 30 May 2009 13:56:22 Valentin Bud wrote: > > > 2009/5/30 Zbigniew Szalbot <z.szal...@lcwords.com> > > > > > > You can use egrep -r * (grep -e) to search for specific text > > > pattern while you are in a directory with many sub directories. The > > > output is nice because it tells you the file in which the text > > > pattern was found :). > > > > Discouraged because: > > - it's possible to hit maxarglen if the root directory has many > > subdirectories. > > - Will not search hidden directories in the root directory because of > > the shell glob > > You can replace "egrep -r <string> *" with "egrep -r <string> ." > i.e. recurse from the current directory, rather than search or recurse > on everything that matches *. That avoids the first two problems, and > most of the time the third doesn't matter
OP (and myself) have a different concept of 'most of the time'. But this may be cause I'm already so used to this concept that my fingers have it store locally and I could've used grep -r or the overall win is minimal (I often use -name '*.h', and arguably in small trees it wouldn't matter). > > > - cannot be combined with other search criteria such as the file's > > timestamp. -- Mel _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"