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Is there a difference between grep -l and find in UNIX?

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grep -l prints file names where the file contents contains the pattern

find prints file names where the file name contains the pattern

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grep is used to look for a pattern in data (either from file or from standard input).
find is used to look for a filename in filesystem.

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