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Probably not, just need to clear up a question between me and a colleague.

Wondering if there's an FTP tool that will search for a phrase within all the files in a directory.

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+1 I wondered this too. The answers below make sense too. –  therobyouknow Dec 21 '11 at 16:20
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If you have more than just FTP access then it is possible with WinSCP and grep:

http://winscp.net/eng/docs/remote_command

http://winscp.net/eng/docs/custom_commands#search_text

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+1 worth knowing. –  therobyouknow Dec 21 '11 at 16:20
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Not via FTP, no. FTP does not have a search or grep function for files, it's simply for transferring.

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