Command of the Day

#find + egrep

Command of the Day:

If you see my previous couple of post you would be comfortable to use “egrep” and “find” utilities.

Here One Question arises on me:

How would you combine both commands like you need to find some file in your disk also you have find the string from that file:

my thoughts:

find . -name “nava.txt” | egrep -in “NAVANEETHAN”

Is it correct? Why it is not correct?

find . -name “nava.txt” -exec egrep “NAVANEETHAN” {} \;


find . -name “nava.txt” -print0 | xargs -0 egrep “NAVANEETHAN” refer    


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