Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Many Ways To Grep File Content

So not too long ago I have posted on twitter

This spin to a few other way to do grep.

A few have suggested on IRC and facebook, the i parameter is to make keyword not case sensitive.
grep -iR keyword directory 

Another suggestion on IRC. 
grep -iR --exclude=file-to-ignore keyword directory
Another tweet i have receive is,

Then the last one I discovered on google is ack-grep

ack-grep keyword directory
and again, -i make case insensitive search.
ack-grep -i keyword directory
ack-grep output is nicer, and automatically ignore binary. It is slightly different than grep. But both get the job done., to me anyway

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