Hi (Windows 7)
I have a folder with zillions of php files in it. I want to find a page in there that I know a text string is inside that file.
How can I find that file.?
You could use the built in search option of windows.
it allows you to search for a file name or files that contain your search query.
i just tried to seach for words in XP, and it doesnt search php files so the inbuilt search function is useless when it comes to php files.
They are both just text files too.. Whats up with that
Windows relies far too heavily on extensions: it can't recognize a file based on its contents, the file extension tells all. It doesn't recognize .php as a text file extension, so it ignores it.
Give grep a go. It's much faster than Windows search anyway.