Re: Searching contents of files

2003-10-23 Thread Richard Coleman
Here is the classical way to do a recursive grep. For csh/tcsh, define the alias alias rgrep 'find . -type f -print | xargs egrep -i \!* /dev/null' For bash/zsh, define the shell function rgrep() { find . -type f -print | xargs egrep -i $1 /dev/null} There are several variations of

Re: Searching contents of files

2003-10-22 Thread Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
jason dictos wrote: Hi All, I've always used grep text /*/*/* to recursivly search directories for files with the specified text string in them, however this method doesn't always work very well (sometimes it bails out halfway through with error Argument list too long). Is there a more

Re: Searching contents of files

2003-10-22 Thread Viktor Lazlo
On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, jason dictos wrote: I've always used grep text /*/*/* to recursivly search directories for files with the specified text string in them, however this method doesn't always work very well (sometimes it bails out halfway through with error Argument list too long). Is