I am searching through a git repository and would like to include the
grep -r search *
Please refer to the solution at the end of this post as a better alternative to what you're doing.
You can explicitly include hidden files (a directory is also a file).
grep -r search * .*
* will match all files except hidden ones and
.* will match only hidden files. However this will fail if there are either no non-hidden files or no hidden files in a given directory. You could of course explicitly add
.git instead of
However, if you simply want to search in a given directory, do it like this:
grep -r search .
. will match the current path, which will include both non-hidden and hidden files.