Searching files directories and content in Linux
Posted By : Mohd Sheemal | 23-Sep-2017
First I check all the files or folders present in the current location with the help of ' ls ' command.
There are following commands we have to check the files, content, and folders are :
- Grep: The grep command can be used to find out and can search content inside a file.
. To filter the folder hierarchy based on the
Syntax of the command is: grep 'search text' filename
Example: We are using grep command to find text Testing inside the file log1.txt, with the help of grep command we can search content inside a file. If we have a big log file and I want to check the file of the content, where my Testing is written, we can directly go to the grep command.
Grep Testing log1.txt
- Find: The find command is used to, If the current location we have a lot of files and folders (directories) and I want to check a particular file
Syntax of the command is: find filename
If this file exists in the current folder or directories, It will display that and If we find any file - example: file1.txt, If this file does not exist so It is not going to give any file. It will display the message
- Locate: The locate command is used to search in the complete system. If I want to check all the files or folders which exist in my system where the name is Log. It will display all the results with respect to Log.
. The locate command is used too often the simplest and the quickest way to finding the locations of the filed & folders on Linux
Syntax of the command is: locate file/folder name