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Find files containing specific text

Published on May 25th, 2020


This helped me a lot whenever I'm in a remote server trying to find a keyword or specific text amongst a bunch of files.

This command will save you a lot of time:


grep -rwn [path] -e 'pattern'

  • r stands for recursion
  • n displays the line number
  • w matches the whole word

Refer to man find pages for more info.