how to search multiple textfiles ?

Sean DiZazzo half.italian at
Fri Sep 26 20:35:11 CEST 2008

On Sep 26, 6:35 am, Stef Mientki <s.mien... at> wrote:
> hello,
> I want to search multiple textfiles (python source files) for a specific
> word.
> I can find all files, open them and do a search,
> but I guess that will be rather slow.
> I couldn't find any relevant information through google.
> Does anyone know of a search library that performs this task fast ?
> If it indeed only concerns py-files,
> is there another way of searching words ?
> ( I could imagine that such a "py-only-search" would have benefits,
> because you could set a flag to see the words in comment yes or no )
> thanks,
> Stef Mientki
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I use 'fgrep' ie... `fgrep -r "toFind" /source`


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