Recursive grep in Solaris

$ find . | xargs grep PATTERN

In Solaris, the grep command does not have the -R (-r, –recursive) option which reads all files under each directory, recursively. The above command can be used to do the same in Solaris.

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  • On 02.10.09 commandliners » Some xargs said:

    […] has already mentioned it, but xargs is sometimes much more useful than what it looks like. Two examples come to […]

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