I have a directory tree consisting of several thousand subdirectories, but I frequently need to grep only a small subset of those directories. How can I
grep only those subdirectories matching a pattern?
For example, suppose I have these subdirectories which I want to grep in:
... ... ... /foo /fooLib /fooHandler /fooGizmo ... ... ...
... entries above represent the thousands of other directories I don't want to grep in.
Supposing I'm looking for all instances of
bar, if I do this:
grep -n --recursive bar *
I would find what I'm looking for, but in all of the directories. How can I search in only those subdirectories matching the pattern