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Linux: Find All PHP Scripts Containing MySQL Queries Without Errors

I use the following code to search for PHP scripts containing the specified text. (Thanks, woolmilkporc.)
find /opt /home  \( -name "*.php" -o -name "*.php[3-6]"  -o -name "*.inc" \) | xargs grep -Eil "mysql|select|result" 2>/dumpErrors.txt>dumpfile.txt

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There are two problems.

1.  "Permission denied" errors are not being logged to "dumpfile.txt".
2.   Some files are generating grep errors because of the file name.  For example, this file:
/home/mydir/Copy of myscript.php

Causes this error:
grep: /home/mydir/Copy: No such file or directory
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hankknight
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Hi again,

the "Permission denied" errors should indeed be logged when using our code.
Are you sure that there are any? I see that you're restricting the search to
some well-defined directories as I suggested -
could it be that you do have full access to these directories so that no errors are thrown?

The second requirement can be met like this:  
find /opt /home  \( -name "*.php" -o -name "*.php[3-6]"  -o -name "*.inc" \) | xargs -I{} grep -Eil "mysql|select|result" "{}" 2>/dumpErrors.txt >dumpfile.txt

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Please note the -I{} option to xargs and the "{}" parameter of grep.

wmp
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Sorry,

now I see my mistake regarding the error messages!

They don't come from "grep", they're coming from "find".

Find the corrected version attached!
find /opt /home  \( -name "*.php" -o -name "*.php[3-6]"  -o -name "*.inc" \) 2>/dumpErrors.txt | xargs -I{} grep -Eil "mysql|select|result" "{}" 2>>/dumpErrors.txt >dumpfile.txt

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Please note the additional redirect to the errorlog for "find" and the double ">>" in the redirect for "grep"

Sorry again!

wmp
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