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noah on 01/23/08


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Exclude some directories from grep

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The following command will grep for a string in HTML files, but will skip the directories dirFoo and dirBar. (Thanks Jeff)

  1. find . -name "*.html" \( -name 'dirFoo' -prune -o -name 'dirBar' -prune \) | xargs grep -n "THE_PATH_YOU_ARE_LOOKING_FOR"

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