Grep / ACK

On October 15, 2009, in Fedora, Linux, Tips, Tricks, by admin

Grep / ACK

Ack can be replacement for grep…..

# yum install ack

Suppose you are on /var/www/html, here you want to search text “phpsolutions” in all files in current directory…. you can use:

# ack phpsolutions
# man ack    (for more options)

grep : print lines matching a pattern.

find : search for files in a directory.

# grep -iR 'phpsolutions' *.txt 
(It will search phpsolutions in all text files in current directory)

Sources:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/unix-linux-finding-files-by-content/
http://www.doyourself.org/index.php?page=5&ipp=10&category=linux
http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/2009/08/28/ack-on-solaris-grep-recursively/

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