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Tip of the Day
Language: UNIX
Expertise: Advanced
Mar 16, 2004

Search a Directory for Files with a Pattern

The following is a powerful UNIX command that searches for files or folder names containing a particular pattern:1

$>grep -l "main(String" `find . -name *.java -print`
This particular code will display all .java files in the present directory containg the text "main(String".
Supal Chowdhury
 
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