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Looking for text inside ALL files in a directory

Posted on 2006-10-27
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Hello, before I delete a file I want to confirm that NONE of my scripts point to it.

All my scripts are in this directory (and subfolders of this directory):
        /home/myname/mydir/scripts/

The name of the file I want to look for is:
        myscript.cgi

How can I make sure that the text "myscript.cgi" does NOT appear inside of any files in my directory?

Thanks!
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Question by:hankknight
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by:ygoutham
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just try to execute the following command after you do a

cd /hom/myname/mydir/scripts

grep myscript.cgi *

the grep command looks for the particular word and gives a list of matching files that contain the text searched for.

goutham
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sorry add

grep myscript.cgi * -R

the -R is for recursively looking at all the subdirectories as well
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by:hankknight
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Thanks!

I have posted a related question here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/Q_22039765.html
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