I want to search a webserver running unix for php-files containing a specific string. Usually I use these commands to accomplish this:
find . -name "*.php" -print0 | xargs -0 grep -H -i "the string to search for"
This will find any php file containing "the string to search for", and print the file name and the line in which the match was made.
This has worked great so far, but now I've encountered a server where all the php-scripts don't have any line feeds, but instead only carriage returns. grep doesn't seem to recognize carriage return as new line, so the command above will print the entire contents of a file if there is a match within it, instead of just printing the line.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!