Grep and --exclude? or,
finding a text string that might be anywhere
freebsd at celestial.com
Sun Apr 22 05:11:47 UTC 2007
On Sat, Apr 21, 2007, L Goodwin wrote:
>Oliver, the error is due to incorrect syntax ("-e" flag omitted). Try this:
>grep -R /usr -e "any2dvd"
>Oliver Iberien <odilist at sonic.net> wrote: I need to find a reference to an obscure delete port that is in some file
>somewhere (in /usr/ports/? somewhere in /usr?) as it is messing up make and,
>among other things, preventing me from running the gnome upgrade script. So,
>I do what little I know to do:
>grep -R /usr/* "any2dvd"
>This brings out a few valid discoveries (mostly in mailfiles when I posted
>about this) and lots of "operation not supported" and "No such file or
>directory" errors before grep spits out a "memory exhausted" error. If I
>could at least stop it from looking at */tmp/* and ~/.kde it might have a
>chance to get somewhere, but I can't figure out how --exclude
>or --exclude-dir work, despite googling over and over for examples. Can this
>be made to work? Or is there a better way?
I generally use find, xargs, and grep for things like this:
find /usr -type f | xargs grep -l 'any2dvd'
find /usr -type f | egrep -v '/.kde|/tmp/' | xargs grep -l 'any2dvd'
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