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doc search script
Posted by Anonymous on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 05:17
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  1. #!/bin/bash
  2. # This script searches the Documents folder in the /home dir of
  3. # the current user for a given string.
  4. # Usage: script.sh "query"
  5.  
  6. docs="${HOME}/Documents"
  7.  
  8. if [[ -z $1 ]]; then
  9.         echo -e "Usage: $(basename "$0") \"query\"\n"
  10.         exit
  11. elif [[ ! -d $docs ]]; then
  12.         echo -e "\"${docs}\" does not exist!\n"
  13.         exit
  14. fi
  15.  
  16. for i in "$docs"/*; do
  17.         if [[ $(file --brief "$i") =~ "ASCII" ]]; then
  18.                 grep -iH --colour "$1" "$i"
  19.         fi
  20. done

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