If you are searching the filenames:

'ls | grep searchstring' (if only the top level directory), otherwise 'find . -type f | grep searchstring' to traverse the whole directory.

If you need to search the *contents* of the files:

'find . -type f | xargs grep searchstring'


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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dean Eshleman
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2015 2:19 PM
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Subject: GREP doesn't work


I'm trying to search some files on the IFS for a string and it doesn't seem to work. Here is what I'm doing.

Cd /directorytosearch
Grep 'searchstring' *

When I do this, it just returns to the command prompt. No errors listed. I know there are files in that directory that contain my search string. What am I doing wrong?

We are on 7.1.

Dean Eshleman
Software Development Architect

Everence Financial
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