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i was always too dumb to get the “-R” option of grep working correctly so that i could apply grep recursively.  finally, i came across a simple workaround that uses find and xargs:

find ./ -name “*.py” | xargs grep “my_pattern”


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One Response to “apply grep recursively”

  1. on 28 Nov 2008 at 12:06 pm Jorge

    You can also type
    find ./ -name “*.py” -exec grep “my_pattern” -H {} \;

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