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Welcome to bpurcell.org, the personal homepage of Brandon Purcell. I started building bpurcell.org many, many years ago to share information I ran across everyday in my role as a Support Engineer and Consultant for Macromedia/Adobe. As a support engineer and consultant I always had a lot to blog about but as I moved into managment roles at Adobe my technical content dwindled.

I currently work as the Director of Technology for Universal Mind. My primary responsiblity is managing the SpatialKey project and it has been an amazing experience. I have been spending a lot of time working with Amazon Ec2 and will share my experiences through the blog in the future. I truly believe that Cloud Computing is the IT platform of the future and we have built the SpatialKey architecture on top of Ec2.

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April 7, 2009

I found a helpful command today to help me search through many different file in linux. I have a bunch of log files and want to find a certain occurrence of an error.

for i in `find ./`; do grep -H "string to search" $i; done

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I use ack - "the programmers grep"

ack -u mypattern

normally ack only searches source code files, but the -u makes it search all the files in the current dir and all subdirs.

..and it can color code the results.


Don't neglect the -r parameter to grep -- it looks to me like you could accomplish the same thing with

grep -rH "pattern" ./*

Assuming, that is, that you didn't need to use any of the other capabilities of find.


 

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