Following the advice under this question, I am able to recursively grep for a string
string within contents of a given directory
dir as follows
grep -r --exclude-dir='.*' string dir
However, when I apply this to the current directory, as
$ grep -r --exclude-dir='.*' string . $
I get no results, since the
--exclude-dir='.*' option omits the current directory as hidden since it matches
A work-around is to change to the parent directory via
cd .., then run the command on the appropriate child, then
cd again back into that original working directory. There must be a single-command that I can use to do this without the work-around of changing directories.
What is a single command to grep contents of the current directory, omitting contents of hidden directories?