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How to search text based content from home directory using find or grep?

James Dekker
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Joined: Dec 09, 2006
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How could someone using a Unix system (mine being OS X Snow Leopard) use find or grep (either separate or together) to search for files containing a specific string recursively in their home directory?

Is it better to use the locate command instead?

I've tried:









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Eduardo Yañez Parareda
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Joined: Oct 09, 2008
Posts: 92

I don't know if it's the best way, but works:




You need the -print option to print the path to files.


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