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How do you search for a phrase on a page in Chrome? (Not a string match)

I'm using Chrome on a Mac, and want to be able to easily search for a phrase on a page, not an exact string match. For instance, on this page: ...
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How to find special characters in Linux Vim

I want to find special characters in a text file. It is known that the UTF-8 encoded file contains Chinese characters , "-", "^A"(control-A, which is one of special characters), numbers, ...
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Check if a Row Range Contains another Row Range values in Excel

I have an Excel file that contains two different columns having Customer Numbers (let's say CustomerA and CustomerB columns). What I would like to do to check which of the CustomerA values match the ...
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Unix - Searching for every file with a certain string in it

I am searching for every file within a root directory and want to search every subdirectory as well. I have tried grep -r "message" * but I am not sure that this searches every subdirectory, any ...
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Match regex pattern only in filename.extension

I need to use find to locate a file matching a regex pattern in filename.extension instead of the default, which matches /path/to/filename.extension. For instance: /folder |--a-love-song.ogg ...
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How to combine find and grep to recursively search for str or str2 in *.html and *.php files from /home/smith/sourcecode?

How can i combine find and grep to search for str1 or str2, recursively, in all *.html and *.php files starting from a directory named /home/smith/source? The output only needs to list files (with ...
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Search From a List of Multiple Entries using CTRL+F

I have many documents that I am viewing using Google Chrome and I am searching the PDF document for a word1. If word1 doesn't show up, I search for word2. If word2 doesn't show up, I search for word3. ...
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178 views

Finding text in Ubuntu (gnome) terminal output [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Search Terminal Output Imagine this scenario: You run a command at gnome terminal. This command has made a bunch of outputs to the terminal. After some time, you ...
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How to search contents of files in folder?

In Win 7, how can I search for a word in the contents of all files in a specific folder. In XP this was easy. All you had to do was type the word into the "A word or phrase in file" text box on the ...
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How can I search a file by its name and partial path?

Often I have a file name and it's partial path, e.g. "content/docs/file.xml". Is there a simple way to search for that file, without manually cutting into parts its name to provide directory name ...
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How can I find a particular file without extension in Linux?

I've wondered recently if there is any way to look for archives|pics|media in Linux dirs? I can do it using the find command like this: find ./ -iname "*.tar" or find ./ -regex ...
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Search text in list of files

I'm trying to execute double search within files and return file names. I'm using find ./ -iname '*txt' | xargs grep "searchtext" -sl to find file names with 'searchtext' in them. Command is ...
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Linux find and grep for files not match pattern

I'm trying to search the entire file system for specific text. This command does that but it gets hung up in certain directories like '/proc': find / -print0|xargs -0 grep whatever What I'd like ...
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Find all files that are NOT of a specific type/extension in folder?

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit: I'm looking for a way to find all the files in a directory that are NOT of a specific file type or extension. Example: I'd like to find every file that isn't an .mp3 in my ...
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How can I prevent MacVim from showing OS X' Find/Replace dialog when pressing Command-F?

Using MacVim, I'd like Command-f to not show OS X' Find/Replace dialog, but instead beginning a normal search in Vim, i.e. sending / from normal mode. I.e. I'd like MacVim to use Vim's internal ...
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list files in specific directories older than 1 day or 24 hours

I am trying to write a simple back up script in python where I try to list the files that are 24 hours old in specific directories that I would choose. I read the manual of find and used find . ...
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How can I find all files that are not of a certain kind using Spotlight?

I can enter "Shockwave Flash Movie" in the the search field of a Finder window and find all files that are of Kind, "Shockwave Flash Movie" However, I really want a list of all files that are NOT ...
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2answers
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search an ntfs partition for files from linux

My Linux system has an NTFS disk attached to it. How can I search for all *.txt files on the NTFS partition using Linux?
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How do I search for a file where I know the name but not the location?

i want to search qdbase (the name of DB). i dont know where this file is lies.i want to use grep at my server. my server name is qa@qaubuntu and for root root@qaubuntu.. i'm searching this file using ...
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How do I set search option defaults in MS Excel 2007?

I'm using Excel 2007. Every time I do a search I have to set the options to search within 'Workbook' and look in 'Values'. Is there a way to permanently set the default search behaviour?
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Linux find/search root partition ONLY?

Say I need to do: find / -name somefile.txt and say root partition / is mounted on /dev/sda5; however, let's say I also have 250GB partitions (/dev/sda6, /dev/sda7) mounted in /media - AND ...