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Searcg for text string in unix files

I have a task that I have no idea how to do.  I am supposed to search through dozens of directories on our Unix system and find every occurrence of a string in the files.  I need to list the location and name of the files as well.

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Barry62

8/22/2022 - Mon
woolmilkporc

Hi,

basically it's

grep -R "string" directory

If you need only filenames, not matching lines it's

grep -lR "string" directory

Please note that the above commands search the subdirectories of "directory" as well, so if the directories you have to search in are all under the same top level directory you'll have to issue the command only once against that top level directory.
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Barry62

-R is apparently an illegal option
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Yes, it is HPUX.  I will try again Monday morning
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Barry62

That worked.  Thanks!  

I added an i to the l option because I needed a non-case sensitive script.  But that got me what I needed.