grep is a command-line tool for searching text patterns in files

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String and Substring Keywords with Grep after Pipeline

I am running a command line where I would like to catch the rows that interest me. Indeed, these rows contain specific keywords, but other rows contain substrings, hence the usage of stars *. The ...
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Matching number using grep [on hold]

I have this text: yuiopao:##yuiopao:14975:Alex Vart student:/home/stud/yuiopao:/bin/bash polkovar:##polkovar:5004:John Adi student:/home/stud/polkovar:/bin/bash gfgfdgd:##gfgfdgd:11000:Alan ...
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grep, assigning colour per string match? [duplicate]

Is it possible to set the colour of a Grep result per search. I have searched and cannot find a definitive answer Am scanning through some large Error Logs and ideally looking for the output of ...
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Fixing Signal 13 Error on find

I have a situation where I'm trying to install softwares into my system. I'm using a fakeroot approach to install them in a separate directory where I'm listing all the files, directories and links ...
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How to get numbers of specified (range of) length from string with grep?

Here I have a bash "one-liner": cat /dev/urandom | tr -dc 'a-zA-Z0-9' | fold -w 16 | head -n 16 | grep '[0-9]', which generate 16 lines of 16 character alphanumeric strings. Example of output: ...
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Using regular expression to extract content of file

I have a link and I would like to return only content between www. and .com e.g www.blablabla.com would return only blablabla How could I do that? When I use grep '\.[a-zA-Z0-9\.-]*\.' it gives me ...
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grep with piping and showing multiple lines

I am trying to use grep to search a large text file, and return the paragraph containing a few key words. I also want to return the surrounding lines in the result. So, for example I have the ...
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GREP to sort a particular error log from server log [closed]

I want to sort particular error log from server logs. I want to see when did it last happen , and how many times a day it happened. Thank you.
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Why does `grep fil*` fail?

I found echo file|grep fil* fails, but echo abcd|grep abc* succeeds. I don't understand it, can someone explain? Thanks
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Grep: Multi Line Search with AND clause [duplicate]

How does one use Grep to search for Multiple lines with the AND Clause. [How has this been flagged as a Duplication, Every person who linked me to another post and reported it as a Duplication, did ...
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Elegant way of counting how many times patterns from a file occur in another file

Imagine that we have two for example files. The first file is filled with unique names of employees created by combining the first two characters of the first name and the last 2 characters of the ...
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grep with variable in a variable

I want to filter the svlog file by date and split the result by the space, so when i enter the date, it didn't work for me, please refer to the script that I wrote below, the problem was in this ...
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How do I match beginning/end of string in regex?

I know that there's ^ and $ but those are for the beginning and end of line, I am trying to match the beginning and end of string/word. I tried to use \b, which didn't work. For example: echo "lol ...
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Does the cat command pass back a file or the contents of the file?

Compare the following commands: cat f.txt | grep "someText" grep "someText" f.txt They both seem to work. But the documentation for cat says cat outputs the contents of the file rather than the ...
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How to output multiple lines using a single condition?

I have a file with the pattern: n0 n1 n2 ... ni ------------------------------- N0 N1 <empty line> if N0 is less than a specific number, I want: 2 lines above the N1's line N1's line Empty ...
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List Most Recent File per Sub-Folder

I have a File structure of : FOLDER/SUB_FOLDER/Text_File I have over 1k+ FOLDER and each FOLDER has at least 2 different SUB_FOLDER with each SUB_FOLDER their own Text_File. I'm trying to ...
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Find matches on adjacent lines

I want to find adjacent matching lines, e.g., if the pattern matches are $ grep -n pattern file1 file2 file3 file1:10: ... file2:100: ... file2:1000: ... file2:1001: ... file3:1: ... file3:123: ... ...
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Grep command using contents of a heredoc

I'm creating a script to update a remote computer and I want to know if any user is using the computer before I update. I have a list of users and I created a heredoc with all of them. The command I'm ...
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grep a range of unix timestamps from a logfile

I have a logfile where every log event has a unix timestamp: 1460332800 event a 1460332999 event b 1460342800 event c 1460417039 event d Is there a clever unix-style way to grep all log events ...
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Does grep “-n” option change the number of the lines depending on the regex search? [closed]

I've been working with grep on cygwin and I need the line number of a pattern; so if I write: grep -P -a -nh -i -- "ELEVATION|(\d+(\s+)?(FEET|FEETS|FT|METER|METERS))" * one of the outputs is this: ...
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How Do I Remove Duplicate Words With Suffixes?

How do I compare a list of unsorted words of variable length and remove duplicate words that have a suffix? Example word list: iron curl curled railroad curler ...
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Using grep/sort/find to extract unique values

I have a bunch of text files that are named in YYYYMMDD.Txt format (so today would be 20160420.Txt). Each file is basically a log that contains a timestamp and and a unique ID, each value is ...
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How to add an word for a line where transpose has done

I have a file fruits: apple grapes banana orange By using cat < fruits | tr "\n" "," It will give output as apple,grapes,banana,orange, Here I want to print the file name also along with ...
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How do you verify that category contains the correct file types

First script I wrote mkdir ./content/documents cp ./catalog/*.doc ./content/documents cp ./catalog/*.htm* ./content/documents cp ./catalog/*.pdf ./content/documents cp ...
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How to verify that category contains the correct file types; and if a category cotains all the correct file in the loaded file catalog [duplicate]

the first pic is screen shot of what I wrote the second screen shot is what my professor wrote he said we can't copy his work. is there any other way to write the second script code. ( easy way ...
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Using grep with a pattern that contains a variable to be expanded

I have a file on the form 2e95d7582c53583fa8afb54e0fe7a2597c92cbba 1461065389 52880 temp/hello/file.txt 46c897a7aa8a641f46080b3431860bd0cd4a8f05 1461066221 207 temp/Another file.txt ...
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limit grep context to a part of the result line [duplicate]

I have a big sql dump with long lines and I would like to use grep to find a certain text string. grep text_string filename.sql returns the result lines which are huge and difficult to see where my ...
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How to include everything before Colon in Sed/Grep/…?

Code sed -n 's/.*tex:/[preventColonFromResult]/p' ./BitTorrentSync/Gyn/1.12.2015.tex: Agents in young <40yr? where input is ./BitTorrentSync/Gyn/1.12.2015.tex: Agents in young <40yr?. ...
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How to extract a function from file? [closed]

I am looking for a command to extract a C function from my code. It would be something like: $ grep -func "MyFunction" foo.c int MyFunction(int i) { return i+1; } I know we can extract it with ...
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grep all strings that start with a certain char, and finish with another char

I need to grep all strings that start with "[" and finish with a certain string, e.g. "apal". So all chars in between these 2 chars would be shown as well. Given an input such as: ...
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Using grep and looking for unique occurrences [duplicate]

I have a text file of this type, and I would look for any lines containing the string Validating Classification and then obtain uniquely the reported errors. I do not know the types of possible ...
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Grep exact number of digits and some other characters

I'd like to parse a file containing 5 digit numbers separated by comma or dash, lines like : 12345,23456,34567-45678,12345-23456,34567 My goal is to find lines which have incorrect formatting eg. ...
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Check if the files in a specific directory have the proper extension?

I have created a script that will create a few directories and then organize other files from one directory by moving them into specific sub-directories based on their extension (i.e. .gif in media, ...
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How do I use grep while keeping the original text color? [duplicate]

For example, I have a output: Hello, this is the output. (let's say that for example hello is colored red, and the is colored green, and output is colored purple). Now, let's say that this is the ...
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check if a variable contains letters and exit if true [duplicate]

I am using the line below to verify that an argument do not have a letter. If it have, the script will exit. Can you help me on how I can exit the script if the argument have a letter? echo $1 | ...
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In grep command, can I change [:digit:] to [0-9]?

Will grep [0-9] work in the same way as grep [:digit:]?
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Grep that works with overlapping patterns

I want to count the number of repeating patterns aa in a very big file. So I use the following command: grep -o "aa" ./bwt/dblp.txt | wc -l This works, except when I have a string such as aaa, ...
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Select rows based on the values of a specific column (not the first column)

I would like to read a file.csv file and keep the rows (i.e., all the columns) of the file if and only if the sixth column of that file matches values in user_ids_to_keep.csv. The file.csv file I ...
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Print up to (and including) the nth occurence of a pattern in a line

Let's say I have multiple lines similar to below in a file. Turbo is a cat. cats are good. cats are not dog. Coco is a black cat. cats are furry. cats are not dog. now, if want to grep all the ...
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Which of the following use of anchor is correct in regex using grep?

Both of the below commands gives the same output, however which one is the correct method to use it? grep ^'\<that\>' file.txt Searches for the line which has that as the first word grep ...
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Awk to get same column with maximum filed

I have two files. I have to get matching name from file1, print the entire content of file1, and add a fourth column (exp) in file 1 using a second file with max value file1 name value1 ...
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Search within a search

I've gotten used to using grep for my command line searches and wanted to know how to successfully do a search using the result of another search. Here's my attempt, where I am looking for 'tool' ...
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Remove lines in a file where pattern only occurs once

I have a CSV file. It is ordered by an identifier the first field. The identifier in the first field can appear in either 1 or in 2 lines in the field. I want to remove all lines in the file where ...
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Boolean Issue for Grep

whois=`whois 100.43.81.149` bool="$(printf %s\\n "$whois" | grep -q netname:)" if $bool; then echo "netname: is available" else ...
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find muli lines in file from other file

i have text file that have multi lines i wanna search for lines containing some text and add # at the start of those lines ex: file1 that i wanna change it acnet 6801/tcp # ...
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How to search recursively within several levels of embedded tar tgz files? [duplicate]

Can somebody help me to figure out a command to find a file recursively that is embedded in a tgz file which is within another tgz files recursively: MainFile.tgz → SubFile1.tgz → SubFile2.tgz → ...
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Count text occurrences per line

I have to parse huge text files where certain lines are of interest and others are not. Within those of interest I have to count the occurrences of a certain keyword. Assumed the file is called ...
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How to make sed as fast as grep when replacing values

If I search with grep in a 30 gig database for some values it finds all of them in no time, if I run the same command with sed to replace those values it takes ages. Why is grep so much faster than ...
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Extract two lines following a line with a specific value

I have a text file and I would like to extract the two lines of data following a line containing only "Name" as a value. Name 032 Express intent to engage in diplomatic cooperation (such ...
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Why does the grep command ignore the period in the search string?

The command that I am using: find . -type f -name "*.sql" -exec grep -i -l 'schema_name.' {} + What I want to search is all the files which contain schema_name.. But the find command is ignoring ...