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As i use grep

E.g: grep -iL or -ir /directoryname

It just displays all the file-names and when i opened them it doesn't have the relevant specified string in it. I want to know does grep really work. Or I want to change to something else.

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did you put a /* behind the /directoryname? – Rinzwind Oct 9 '12 at 14:36
like how please explain? /directoryname/* like this? – asadz Oct 9 '12 at 15:03
Like so rep -ir /directoryname/* – Rinzwind Oct 9 '12 at 17:06

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It is working fine..


grep -ir "XDG" ~/.config
.config/user-dirs.dirs:# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update
.config/user-dirs.dirs:# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped
.config/user-dirs.dirs:# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an
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hm idk let me check it again. Thanks for your help – asadz Oct 9 '12 at 14:34

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