New post as I'm learning more about grep and grep in Emacs specifically:

@jtr May I suggest visually including the results of the grep commands. Also oddly this post was posted twice on Marston roughly 7 minutes apart.

@adamsdesk the original one should have been deleted (delete and repost option) but I'll look later


FYI, there's also rgrep which uses find to recursively find files to grep. It can search entire directory trees for you and displays matches in a buffer to look through:

There's also the built-in project.el which can find files in a specific project and also grep through them. Useful when working with specific code repos. (NOTE: project.el is only in Emacs > 27)

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