find and searching for specific expression in files

Zbigniew Szalbot z.szalbot at
Sat May 30 10:20:32 UTC 2009

>> Can you please give me a hint how to use find to search for a specific
>> text within files?
> Generally, you don't - find(1) does not examine the contents of files by
> itself, just their directory information.  You normally use grep(1) to
> search within a file.

Ahhh - I use grep on daily basis. Now why didn't I think of it? I got so
fixed on the idea of using find that I completely forgot about grep....

Sorry for the noise and thank you very much for your help!

Zbigniew Szalbot

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