Grep: Find File by Content Keyword

Here is how to use grep to find file by content keywords recursively.

# Find in current directory.
$ grep -nr 'keyword' .

# Find in particular directory.
$ grep -nr 'keyword' target/directory

# Find in particular directory and file extension.
$ grep -nr 'keyword' target/directory --include=*.html

Reference: http://stackoverflow.com/a/13908492/1936697

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