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Find is files utility

Chetan Parekh
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Joined: Sep 16, 2004
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I need to search around 300 string in around is 40000 files.

I am looking for tools/script which search given list of string (as txt file) in all files within given folder.

My blood is tested +ve for Java.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
Unix-based operating systems have the grep utility. If you need more features, consider agrep (for which there's a Windows version as well).

If you have more advanced needs -and you want to do this in Java- maybe using Lucene for indexing and searching makes sense.
Chetan Parekh
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Joined: Sep 16, 2004
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Thanks UD! I used FindStr command of windows.
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