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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4354- February 11, 2014 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4354- February 11, 2014

DEALING WITH TOO MANY FILES


In case there are too many files in a
particular directory and you try doing

$ grep "ABC" *

And it fails saying
ksh: /usr/bin/find: 0403-027 The parameter list is too long.

what would you do?

Well you can do the following:

$ls |xargs grep "ABC"

This tip generously supported by: puneeta@delhi.tcs.co.in

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