How to search files by content in Mac / Linux


appleMy nightmare come when i want to search files by content in Mac!. Last time i used to search files by content using Dreamweaver (Window) and it’s a no brainer. Today, i manage to find myself the Mac / Linux command that able to search files by content and now it solve my many years problem :p

To search files by content in Mac / Linux, follow the steps below:-

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  • Go to your terminal
  • Using the sample below, you may change the criteria according to your needs:-

    *** the example above will search all the .php file for the content of split( under the current directory. And below is the example of result of the search:-
  • To make the command easier to understand, copy the command below and replace #path#, #file_extension# and #content_you_want_to_find# to your search criteria

Happy file searching!

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