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I need to search "Ignoring request to authentication address " text in all the directories.What command need to give?Any assistance reg this will be highly appreciated.

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did you really try searching before asking this question? –  Janus Troelsen Jul 26 '12 at 15:33

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You can use grep:

grep -R "Ignoring request to authentication address" .
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If the search should skip binaries add -I. This will make grep even faster. –  Nils Jul 27 '12 at 21:25

I presume you mean "find all the files containing the text ...".

find . -exec grep -nH "Ignoring request to ..." \{\} \;

is one way and will output lines of the form

filename:linenumber:Ignoring request to ...

for each match.

The dot just after find in the command means "files anywhere beneath the current directory. You can put any directory here like /var/log if you have some idea where the files are, or even / if you want to search absolutely everywhere, which will take absolutely ages.

If you think the files have some kind of name like .log or .txt, you can start off

find . -name "*.log" -exec ...

to narrow it down a bit.

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