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searching text files for email addresses

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Want to search all txt files in a directory and return only the file names and lines in those files where a line contains an email address.
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by:PHIL Sawyer
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This is my attempt so far - don't want to have to enter all files in "file_lst  manually

# fill in the path of the input files here
my_path = "Z:/"
# put the local filenames of theinput files here
file_lst = ["FILE1.doc","FILE2.doc,etc,etc]

sink = File.open(my_path + "A_JOINED.txt", "w")
file_lst.each do |fl|
  # open the file and access each single line
  File.open(my_path + fl, "r").each do |line|
        if line =~/emailaddresses/i then
    sink.write line
   end
end
end
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Dir.chdir("C:/EE/") do
    Dir["*.txt"].each do |tempfile|
		f = File.open(tempfile)
		content = f.read
		email_format = Regexp.new(/\b[a-zA-Z0-9._%+-]+@[a-zA-Z0-9.-]+\.[a-zA-Z]{2,4}\b/)
		emails = content.scan(email_format).uniq
		puts emails
	end
end

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