Unix Tip #4598- October 13, 2014


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GREP TEXT NOT BINARY


In some directories such as /etc you have a mix of file types.
You may want to grep out a string from one of the files but
don't want to worry about the binaries, data, etc. To accomplish
this, searching only text files do this:

grep `file * | egrep 'script|text' | awk -F: '{print $1}'`


This tip generously supported by: Richard.place-eds@eds.com


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