Linux Command Line: Find Files with Matching String

I know this is documented in various places around the web, but I’m tired of hunting it down whenever I need it. Often when working with websites and code, I need to locate any files that contain a particular string. This command searches a folder recursively and prints out the filename of any files that contain the string:

find . | xargs grep 'example string' -sl

Posted November 30, 2016 by Alex Mansfield

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  • PublishedNovember 30, 2016
  • Posted InLinux