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    search through your php file content on the server?

    Does anyone know of any FTP or other software that will search for a string within your php files that are on the server (in the raw code)?

    For example I want to search for "<div id='thetitle'>" and/or "<?php $var1 = 3;" within a directory of PHP files on the server.

    Any thoughts?
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    If the server is *nix and you have SSH access you can use grep to find all occurences of a string in all files in a folder, a specific file or recursively for everything in a folder at any level below.
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    http://download.cnet.com/Grep/3000-2094_4-94069.html is the right one? At the risk of not sounding techie, how do I know if I have SSH or not?
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    Another option (i.e. if you don't have ssh or other access to the web server's command line interface), would be to write a little PHP script. At the simplest:
    PHP Code:
    <pre>
    <?php
    chdir
    ('the/desired/directory');
    passthru('grep "<div id=\'thetitle\'>" *.php');
    ?>
    </pre>
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    that does sound more fun.
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