Git grep tips (February 18, 2016)
If you are working with terminal-based editors like vim, you will need
to search for a text pattern a lot of times. This can be required when
you want to re-factory a symbol and want to find all references to
that symbol in the code.
In order to search for a text in a git repository you can use
command. This command will search for given text
across all source files in the current repository.
git grep Keyword #will find all lines of code which mention `Keyword` git grep -A 3 ABCD #same as above but will include 3 lines after each match git grep -B 3 ABCD #display 3 lines before each match git grep -C 3 ABCD #display 3 lines before and 3 lines after each match git grep --line-number ABCD #show line-number of each match too git grep --break ABCD #put a line break between matches for each file
I normally define this line in my ~/.bashrc file:
git config --global alias.fn "grep --break --heading --line-number"
So you can simply write
git fn TEXT
and it will show a
tidy output separated file by file and will group matching in each