Program needed to find words on a document

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by j4ymf, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. j4ymf macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2011

    Im working with joomla and i need to edit a piece of code but i can't find where its located.

    say i need to find a string of words like ( Have a nice day )
    what program would be able to look in my folders, files etc to find the words im looking for.

    thanks jason
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Spotlight. Just open the folder where the project is stored, type in the string you're looking for in the search box in the top right corner of the window, and make sure that the results are being limited to that folder (a small bar will drop down showing the options involved).

  3. j4ymf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2011
    thankyou Ma

    spotlight didn't work foe me so i ended up paying £1.49 from the app store for a thing called searchinfiles

    fantastic, just what i needed,
    that told me the file and the line its one on the page


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