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Find and grep does not work afaik because I need to create a list of files that satisfy EITHER requirement, not both. I assume this requires more than a one-liner. Any suggestions?

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It is possible with the following command:

comm  -3 <(find path -name '*string*' | sort) \
         <( grep -r 'string' path | sed s=^=./= | sort) 

You might need to change the sed part to make the paths reported by find and grep compatible. The -3 switch to comm suppresses printing the files that appear in both the lists.

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Nice, thanks. Unfortunately, comm is not available in my version of Busybox. I know how to run each command, but how can I filter and combine and sort the results? –  cdonner Mar 4 at 18:14

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