Most search tools only look at file names. Grep will look inside files with the correct flags. Learn how you can find a specific word in a file on Linux.
Most of the search commands only read plain text files and not PDFs. To search PDF files from the terminal, you can use pdfgrep. Learn about pdfgrep here.
Grep is a powerful tool for finding patterns and words on Unix-like systems such as Linux. Find out what Grep is and how to use it to find text from files or folders.
grep is a reliable tool for in-depth file searching. The following tools extend grep’s functionality and wrap it in a full-fledged graphical interface.
If you have used the Linux command line before, you’ve no doubt used “grep” to search for strings of text. There’s a better way to do so, and it’s called Ack.
There is a classic bit of computer wisdom that states “If you’ve got a problem, and decide to solve it with regular expressions, now you’ve got two problems.” This of course stems from the perception that regular expressions are a complicated mix of magic characters and Voodoo. Regular expressions can allow you to achieve elegant […]