What would be the best way to create a list of files that have common words with a given file. For example, if I had:
$ ls mainFile file1 file2 file file4 $ cat mainFile exquisite malicious sentient pulsating perspicacious one tawdry fumigate Baryshnikov O'connor
and I wanted to list any of the files in the
cwd that contained any one of the words in
mainFile. What would be the best way to go about this?
Since the number of words per line in
mainFile is not constant, I was finding solutions using
cut a little tricky. I was trying to create a string out of the words and then place them separated by
| in a
grep -l "exquisite|malicious|etc" * command. I'm open to any method though that might be better.