[Guide to AmigaDOS 3\Search]
Format: SEARCH [FROM] <name|pattern> [SEARCH] <string|pattern> [ALL]
[NONUM] [QUIET] [QUICK] [FILE] [PATTERN]
Template: FROM/M, SEARCH/A, ALL/S, NONUM/S, QUIET/S, QUICK/S,
Purpose: To look for the specified text string in the files of the
specified directory or directories.
SEARCH looks through all the files in the FROM directory for the given
SEARCH string. (The FROM and SEARCH keywords are optional.) If the ALL
switch is given, SEARCH also looks through all the subdirectories of the
FROM directory. SEARCH displays the name of the file being searched and any
line that contains the text sought. You must place quotation marks around
any search text containing a space. The search is case insensitive
(capitalization is ignored).
The options are:
NONUM Line numbers are not printed with the strings
QUIET Searches quietly; filenames being searched are not displayed
QUICK Uses a more compact output format
FILE Looks for a file by the specified name, rather than for a
string in the file
PATTERN Uses pattern matching in the search
SEARCH leaves a 0 in the condition flag if the object is found, and a 5
(WARN) otherwise. This makes it useful in scripts. To abandon the search of
the current file and continue to the next file, if any, press Ctrl+D. SEARCH
is aborted when a Ctrl+C is pressed.
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