Excluding directory from grep

For some reason, I can never remember how to do this.

If you ever want to grep for something but leave out a particular directory, use the --exclude-dir=DIR

So if I wanted to search the current directory for the string img, but don’t want to look in the directories tmp or log.

grep -r --exclude-dir=log --exclude-dir=tmp "img" ./

Excluding directory from grep

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