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find word in all files uder one directory


i have a question. i have a directory under that there are 1000 files. now i need to find one word out of 1000 files. i am not sure in which file the word is present. now i need to find all the files which contain word.

if the the directory contain sub dierctories it need to check that all the directories and sub directories
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find . -type f | xargs grep WhateverWord
This isn't exactly what you are looking for but maybe a point in the right direction.  The is a vbs script that does what you want on a windows system.  You might be able to take the logic and change it to your system.
'****Searches C:\UTSFiles for a given screen # and displays matches
										'****Set conts & variables
Const ForReading = 1
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
GlobalCounter = 0
strComputer = "."
strSAWNum = inputbox("What word do you want to find? ")
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
										'****Set search folder
Set colFileList = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("ASSOCIATORS OF {Win32_Directory.Name='C:\UTSFiles'} Where " _
        & "ResultClass = CIM_DataFile")
If strSAWNum <> "" Then 							'****Only search if a value is entered.
Set objExplorer = WScript.CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
objExplorer.Navigate "about:blank"   
objExplorer.ToolBar = 0
objExplorer.StatusBar = 0
objExplorer.Height = 400 
objExplorer.Left = 0
objExplorer.Top = 0
Do While (objExplorer.Busy)
    Wscript.Sleep 200
objExplorer.Visible = 1             
objExplorer.Document.Body.InnerHTML = "<center>Retrieving information. " _
    & "This might take several minutes to complete.  Please do not close this window, it will close automatically when finished.</center>"
Set colServices = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2"). _
    ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Service")
For Each objService in colServices
    Wscript.Sleep 200
	For Each objFile In colFileList
    	strName = objFile.FileName 
    	FoundCounter = 0
    	Set objFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(objFile.Name, ForReading)		'****Open input file
		Do Until objFile.AtEndOfStream  				'****read thru the file line by line until end of file
    			strNextLine = objFile.Readline
			If InStr(strNextLine, strSAWNum) <> 0 Then
				If FoundCounter = 0 Then 			'**********Only Display Results if it hasn't been displayed yet
					Wscript.Echo "Found " & strSAWNum & " in " & strName & "." '*****Show the file name
					FoundCounter = FoundCounter+1		'Counter up
					GlobalCounter = GlobalCounter+1		'Counter up
				End If
    			End If
   	 objFile.Close 'close input file
	Next 'file
End If
Wscript.echo "Found " & GlobalCounter & " file(s) matching " & strSAWNum & "."	'****Show results

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pavan27Author Commented:
Great  reply.

suppose i have 100 file. now i don't want to search all 1000 files for a specific word. can i use filter condition on list of files. suppose i need to check only 100 file out of 1000 for specific word.

how do i do that
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The command would depend on what that criteria is.
What type of filter do you want to use?
the command find give you different options for searching files, you may see

man find

to see these options
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