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Friday, May 05, 2006 

GREP TEXT NOT BINARY

In some directories such as /etc you have a mix of file types. You may want to grep out a string from one of the files but don't want to worry about the binaries, data, etc. To accomplish
this, searching only text files do this:

grep `file * | egrep 'script|text' | awk -F: '{print $1}'`

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