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I want to match for example:

The string e1000g0 from the lltconfig -a list , and then to display the two lines after the string e1000g0

so I get only the lines:

       Node   0 du1a      :   00:21:28:14:76:68
       Node   1 du1b      :   00:21:28:59:72:C4  permanent

please advice how the get only the two lines after?

full example from ( lltconfig -a list ):

 lltconfig -a list
 Link 0 (e1000g0):
       Node   0 du1a      :   00:21:28:14:76:68
       Node   1 du1b      :   00:21:28:59:72:C4  permanent

 Link 1 (e1000g1):
       Node   0 du1a      :   00:21:28:14:76:69
       Node   1 du1b      :   00:21:28:59:72:C5  permanent

 Link21 (e1000g2):
       Node   0 du1a      :   00:21:28:14:76:49
       Node   1 du1b      :   00:21:28:59:72:A5  permanent

I also try this ( but its work only for linux and not on solaris -:(

       lltconfig -a list | grep -A 4 "e1000g0"  | grep -v "e1000g0"
       grep: illegal option -- A
       Usage: grep -hblcnsviw pattern file . . .
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look for ggrep on Solaris. Possibly in /opt/sfw/bin, /usr/sfw/bin, or /usr/gnu/bin, depending on when or how it may have been installed. – Tim Kennedy Oct 18 '12 at 16:44
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Try doing this :

var='Link 0'
lltconfig -a list |
    awk '/'"$var"'/{l=1;next} /(^$)/{l=0} l==1  {print}'

If you'd like something more general :

grep="pattern" # the string where we begin
max=4          # the number of lines after the matched pattern
awk '/'"$grep"'/{l=1;count=NR;next} l>0 && NR-count < '"$max"+1' {print}'

(tested on Solaris11)

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not good because its also bring the lines for e1000g1 ( I need only the lines for e1000g0 ) – yael Oct 18 '12 at 14:43
how to export "Link 0" into awk , because some times its Link 1 ... etc ( I need this as parameter , not as static value ) – yael Oct 18 '12 at 15:03
See my edited post. – Gilles Quenot Oct 18 '12 at 15:10
great thx allot – yael Oct 18 '12 at 15:15
Added a more generic awk command. – Gilles Quenot Oct 18 '12 at 15:18

Solaris 11 has GNU egrep, which can provide contextual lines using -A or -B.

Or, if you don't have GNU grep/egrep, then the cgrep script at http://www.intuitive.com/wicked/showscript.cgi?036-cgrep.sh provides a contextual grep with a similar function.

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lltconfig -a list | awk 'BEGIN{n=0}/e1000g0/{n=NR}n&&NR>n&&NR<n+3{print}'

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lltconfig -a list | awk 'BEGIN{n=0}/e1000g0/{n=NR}n&&NR>n&&NR<n+3{print}' awk: syntax error near line 1 awk: bailing out near line 1 – yael Oct 18 '12 at 15:01

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