[wp-hackers] concatinating PHP code files

Justin Shreve justin.shreve at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 18:51:00 UTC 2010

In terms of searching normal stuff I would recommend grep as Chris mentioned
or using Google Code Search. Since the code is open source Google has
indexed it and you can search through project code that way.

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 2:48 PM, Chris Jean <gaarai at gaarai.com> wrote:

> That would actually make working with the code harder as it would be
> amazingly-large. You need a proper file searching tool.
> Personally, I use grep which is available on Linux and Mac systems. Using
> grep allows me to quickly search through hundreds or thousands of files
> quickly and easily. I've blogged on the topic here:
> http://gaarai.com/2009/01/21/grep-why-i-love-linux/. In the post, I even
> talk about using grep to find functions in WordPress code.
> There are similar tools for Windows, but as I don't develop on Windows, I
> don't know what to recommend.
> Keep in mind that the problem is that you want to search code in multiple
> files, not that you don't have all the code in one file (which as you
> already said, would be very hard to handle).
> Chris Jean (AKA gaarai & chrisbliss18)
> Coder for http://ithemes.com/
> http://gaarai.com/
> @chrisjean
> Arlen Beiler wrote:
>> The main thing would be that it would make searching easier. However, for
>> something like Wordpress, you would have a file so big that only something
>> like Microsoft Word or a web browser could handle it.
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