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How can I search for *.odt or *.doc files that contain certain text in Ubuntu?
grep -rl <text to search for>, but this only works for text files.
Note: a solution that uses grep (such as searchmonkey) will not work because the *.doc or *.odt files have a special format.
- Recoll wants to index my home directory, but I want to search *.odt files in specific directories; I couldn't figure out how to do that with this tool.
- Searchmonkey seems to be a GUI for grep, and as I mentioned, grep doesn't work on *.doc or *.odt files.
- Regexxer also has the same problem.
- Like Recoll, I couldn't figure out how to search *.odt files in specific directories with this tool.