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Posted on 2011-03-08
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On a Solaris10 server I am at the directory:

#/usr/mydir/
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I am looking for files in the directory that has the string "abcd" in the content of the file.
# cat * | grep abcd
The above command gives the lines of those files matching the string. How do I get the actual file names in which the string occurs?
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grep abcd *
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or
grep -l abcd *
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if you have a lot of files and if you want to ignore case (e.g. file contains Abcd) then tey

find . | xargs grep -i abcd
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find will also find files in subdirectories, unless you restrict it
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Here you will find lots of example for your need.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-use-grep-command-in-linux-unix/
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by:Tomunique
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what you're asking for is the -l (lower case L ) parameter

also, please see the manual pages for grep
 use the "man grep" command, or, google "unix man pages" and find several sites on the internet

Tom
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Ok thank you all. I could get my work done.
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