sajad torkamani

Find all lines matching text

grep -rin "" $HOME/sites

This will recursively search the path $HOME/sites and print all the lines that match the text

  • -R-r–recursive Read all files under each directory, recursively; this is equivalent to the -d recurse option.
  • -i–ignore-case Ignore case distinctions in both the PATTERN and the input files. (-i is specified by POSIX.)
  • -n–line-number Prefix each line of output with the 1-based line number within its input file. (-n is specified by POSIX.)
  • grep searches the named input FILEs (or standard input if no files are named, or if a single hyphen-minus () is given as file name) for lines containing a match to the given PATTERN. By default, grep prints the matching line

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