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cygwin searching for a text in a folder having html texts

Posted on 2013-10-24
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Hi there;

I just installed cygwin in my W7-64 bit to search for a text in a html file in a folder. What is the command for this?

or is there any other tool to do a fast search for a text folder having html files in it?

Regards.
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Hi,

Why do not you use grep ?

grep -r "wordYouAreLookingFor" /folder1/*.html

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by:jazzIIIlove
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Hi,

I am pretty newbie. You meant to write this command in console of cygwin?

Regards.
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cygwing: "... provides a Linux-like environment to execute your commands "

you can run bash commands on it, just try basic commands like: ls, mv, etc.

for searching word from a file you can use grep command.
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How can i set an alias for this command so that i don't write it again and again?
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you have to modify .bashrc file;
http://www.cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/setup-files.html

alias wordInHtml='grep -r "wordYouAreLookingFor" /folder1/*.html
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