Grepping for Terms on Separate Lines but Near Each Other

I wanted a way to search through the ~200 themes we have on to find out which ones registered sidebar areas for the home page, and this is what I came up with:

find . -print0 |xargs -0 grep 'register_sidebar' -s -A 2 |grep 'home\|front' |more

That’d have to be customized to fit other circumstances (like using -B if you want to search lines before the initial term), of course.


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