A small, handy way to find stuff easily via commandline in a set fo files:
grep -inHR “search term” –include=’*.xml’ *
- i ignore-case
- n line number
- H Print the filename for each match
- R –include=<Pattern> Recurse in directories only searching file matching <Pattern>
- * The preceding item will be matched zero or more times.
in all sub folders in a given folder all files that end with xml and contain search term are listed in the output with name and the matching line including the line number.
I used to use file search in ultraedit, however my license expired and ultraedit on mac is not quite as powerful as its Windows equivalent so I didn’t bother to renew. Grep is my new best friend.
Update: sweet example:
grep -inRH “4.7.0″ –include=’*pom.xml’ * -B2
is looking in pom files that contain the given string and prints out 2 lines before.
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