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A Fedora system shows incorrectly configured proxy settings on boot. I need to figure out which file has those wrong proxy settings.

I checked ~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_profile but they don't have those settings. Where else can they be?

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    Have you tried grep -r <proxy-setting> /etc/ ? – thecarpy May 17 at 23:05
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Do the following:

grep -rnw '/path/to/somewhere/' -e 'pattern'
  • -r or -R is recursive,
  • -n is line number, and
  • -w stands for match the whole word.
  • -l (lower-case L) can be added to just give the file name of matching files.

Along with these, --exclude, --include, --exclude-dir flags could be used for efficient searching

OR

You can use grep -ilR:

grep -Ril "text-to-find-here" /
  • i stands for ignore case (optional in your case).
  • R stands for recursive.
  • l stands for "show the file name, not the result itself".
  • / stands for starting at the root of your machine.

source:

How do I find all files containing specific text on Linux? on StackOverflow

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