Linux Howto Recursively Search/Locate With Grep Command String Inside All Files

August 6, 2012 | By Duchateaux.

This Post Show Howto Recursively Searching and Locating for a String Inside All Files in Directories and Sub-Directories.

The Process is Performed in Terminal and Make Use of the Linux Shell Command Utility: grep.

The Content give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands to make it Easier to Follow.

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  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

  2. Recursively Searching and Locating Files Containing the String

    grep -r "myString"

  3. Example: grep -r “icon.png” /.

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