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What is the process of using recursive grep to search through all directories and subdirectories?

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answered 2022-06-29 00:00:00 +0000

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The process of using recursive grep to search through all directories and subdirectories involves using the following command:

grep -r <search term> <directory>

Where:

  • -r is the recursive flag that tells grep to search through all directories and subdirectories
  • <search term> is the term that you want to search for
  • <directory> is the directory where you want to start the search

For example, if you want to search for the term "apple" in the directory /home/user/documents/, the command would be:

grep -r apple /home/user/documents/

This command will search for the term "apple" in all files within the /home/user/documents/ directory and its subdirectories.

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