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

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UNIX: excluding patterns, contained in a file, from another file with grep

I have a txt file that contains the patterns I would like to exclude from a file. Is there a way to chain grep -f and grep -v? Thanks
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Find recursively files that have a percentage of lines in common

Is possible to do this? I want an output where i have only files that are 50% the same of others or have 20+ lines in commons. I'm trying to isolate commons functions in *.java files. Thank you!
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Add time from all log files using bash

I want to extract time from all of my .log files and add all of these times into a single entity. My log files are placed in nested directories. Directory structure for my log files: |-- temp-system ...
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uniquely remove unwanted lines in multiple files

I need to remove unnecessary data from multiple output files part of each file looks like this # BLASTN 2.3.0+ # Query: M03117:99:000000000-ALL7G:1:1101:18697:4431_2:N:0:196 # Database: /home/alex/...
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Extract the second quoted string in a line of output

I have a line of output with three quotes, and I specifically need to extract the second quote into a variable. So for example, with the command cmd | grep tokens, I get the following output: Output ...
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What is less doing with rpm, and how do I get that text without rpm

When I execute less package.rpm, less shows me all sorts of meta info about the package. What is less exactly doing - does it have built in code to be able to extract meta info, or is an rpm ...
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Perl one liner to find words longer than 63 characters

I have a number of XML files containing sanskrit texts to be converted to tex. Latex has a maximum of 63 characters per word for its hyphenation to work, everything longer than that will not be ...
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Grep/awk/sed for lines composed of only two letters, and lines that start with a letter and meet a certain length

Not sure how many people are familiar with DNA sequencing data, but if this is part of my file (lines starting with ">" are IDs, and lines starting with a letter are DNA sequences): >NB501013:9:...
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Why pidof and pgrep are behaving differently?

I have a init script in /etc/init.d/myservice for initialize a service like this: ... start() { ... daemon /usr/sbin/myservice ... } stop() { ... pgrep myservice pidof myservice ps -ef ...
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Grep for the closest occurrence of line before pattern

I would like to search the file with GREP for the "User-Agent: UA" and then extract the closest line above that has "Via:" My problem is that sometimes there are multiple lines with "Via:", but I need ...
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How to run grep on a single column?

I want to grep the output of my ls -l command: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1866 Feb 14 07:47 rahmu.file -rw-r--r-- 1 rahmu user 95653 Feb 14 07:47 foo.file -rw-r--r-- 1 rahmu user ...
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recursive script not working

I am trying to add recursive support to my filegrep script. For some reason this does not work as expected: RECURSIVE_MODE=off # iterate over args for ARG in "$@" do if [ -d "$ARG" ] && ...
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How can I grep in PDF files?

Is there a way to search pdf files using the power of grep, without converting to text first in Ubuntu?
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How do i find over 200K differently named files and output

We have a SAN with a lot (over 5 million) of files. Because of some freak mistake from a developer script, some files have been deleted and we now have to figure out which files got deleted. Now, I ...
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grep for single quote and double quote in a string

I am trying to write a grep which finds the .epl file names or file paths in a given file. I have tried the following regexs Part 1 : REGEX Used grep -rEco "/(.+).epl|(.+).epl" ./index.epl Result ...
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Grep that shows the pattern line and the matching line

Suppose I have these two files: 1. Locus_1 univ Locus_2 anc Locus_3 cat 2. university GO:000001 impromptu GO:000002 advanced GO:000003 inheritance GO:000004 I want to do a grep -f of the ...
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How to read first and last line from cat output?

I have text file. Task - get first and last line from file after $ cat file | grep -E "1|2|3|4" | commandtoprint $ cat file 1 2 3 4 5 Need this without cat output (only 1 and 5). ~$ cat file | ...
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Is there a way to get all the NEWS.gz which is/was this year in /usr/share/doc/ of $PACKAGENAME

If people go into /usr/share/doc/$PACKAGENAME (you can use any valid package name which you have installed on your system) you will see that the directory has various files in it, at the very least ...
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How to show previous line to matching pattern with grep and not the matching line? [duplicate]

I know I can use -A, -B and -C to show surrounding lines but all of them also show the matching line. What I'm trying to make here is so, in this example file: foo bar I'd be doing something like ...
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How can I use sed to snip a line off of a string?

I'm writing a script to display the domain registrar info and I'm trying to snip off a few lines from what I already have I currently have it grabbing all the indented text from a whois. Now I'm ...
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How can I grep two things where one has option -w?

I have a json file from where I want to get the value of two items which are in an array using grep. Let's say I'm trying to get data from values foo and bar, the problem is that baralso matches ...
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Grep lines that contain “1111-11-11” or “2382-21-20”. (Any Numbers)

I have tried to do this and I came up with this grep -E '\<[0-9]{4}"-"[0-9]{2}"-"[0-9]{2}\>' It doesn't work and the reason for that is the "-" and multiple grep things, so I tried dividing ...
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filter journalctl output, preserve color [duplicate]

I am using journalctl to watch the system by journalctl -f -p 4, but I'd like to grep-out some information. This works: journalctl -f -p 4|grep -v "maximal mount", but grep discards any color info, a ...
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Extracting a date from a log file and creating a file with unique dates

I would like to extract from a file the date with format DD.MM.YYYY, date is always in the first place, here an example of the entries 15.04.2016 13:13:30,228 INFO [wComService] [mukumukuko@system/...
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How to extract logs between the current time and the last 15 minutes

I want to extract the logs between the current time stamp and 15 minutes before and sent an email to the people configured. I developed the below script but it's not working properly; can someone help ...
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How to process a file containing quotes?

I know a fair bit about escape characters in BASH. I know that \ will escape the next character, " " will escape all characters except for $ and ", and finally ' ' will escape all characters except ...
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Find all lines in a file with a certain character at a certain position

I have a lab question asking me to use grep with a regex pattern to match every word where the third letter from the beginning of the line is an "a" and save it with a redirect. How can I do that?
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How can I count the number of lines of a file with common tools?

I am redirecting grep results to a file, and then using cat to show its contents on the screen. I want to know how many lines of results I have in my results file and then add it to some counter. ...
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How to return the matched expression of a grep command

I am trying to debug a command that I regular use to search across my file system. I have an external file that contains a list of regular expressions that I want to match against. Example [the real ...
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Return owner of process given PID

I'm trying to grab the owner of a process from a list, I have the command pidof nmap to get the then ps -u <PID> | grep USER that I'm currently playing around with, but when I run it, it ends ...
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Number of files not containing given string

I read the question about how to find out the number of files that contain a certain string. This is possible with grep -l "string" * | wc -l. Is it possible to invert this, finding the number of ...
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How can I list the names of directories that contain file names matching a regex?

Given a directory X that contains several subdirectories and files, I would like to list the names of the immediate child directories of X that (directly or indirectly) contain file names matching the ...
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Why grep on remote system says file or directory not available

I'm trying to run a grep command on remote system to give me the result for May 22. But reply comes /bin/grep: /var/log/Clients_Logs/127.0.0.1/*: No such file or directory But when I specifically ...
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reformat a text file to have all text on one line using CentOS 5.6

I have a 210-line block of HTML that I have stored in a HTML for debugging purposes. The HTML, as you would expect, is formatted accordingly so is stored in the file with spaces and tabs. Is it ...
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bash find xargs grep only single occurence

Maybe it's a bit strange - and maybe there are other tools to do this but, well.. I am using the following classic bash command to find all files which contain some string: find . -type f | xargs ...
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Command to print the number of *.pdf files in a chosen directory [duplicate]

I am currently not on a Linux machine. Would the following command produce my wanted result? ls | grep ".pdf" | wc
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How can I add a filter to my grep script to NOT include a string?

I'm working on a script that will separate the Registrar information from a domains whois. So far it's working enough but there are a few things that I want to remove in order for it to be a bit ...
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have a log file that I would like to break up into several files based on content

I have a log file that I would like to break up into several files Table of Contents *** Configuration Database *** Logs *** Configuration Logs *** Query Logs . . and so on The issue ...
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Print text between multi-line delimiters

I am trying to extract data between 2 matching patterns, only if the content is not empty and I have issues doing it: here is an example: ============================== Queue Manager is : ...
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how to print the count of matched /unmatched patterns and print multiple patterns separated by line

how to print the count of matched /unmatched patterns and print multiple patterns separated by line. Input example (test.log): This 23 line has eight 8888 This 11 line has three 3333 need 12 to ...
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Can anyone explain in detail the following two commands regular expressions

The following two commands used to count no of non-zero integers of second column in the text file. Can anyone please explain the regular expression in detail. grep -c '^[^,]*,[^0][^,]*,' < myfile....
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Count non-zero numbers for each row of a second column in a text file

I have a text file in that each line words are separated by commas, like this: 7022122465,0,\N,,0,2015-09-29 10:48:33 7022597642,0,\N,,0,2015-09-29 10:48:33 7022848906,0,\N,,0,2015-09-29 10:48:33 ...
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Why grepping with color doesn't return anything?

I've got the following foo.txt file: This is the first line. This is the middle line. This is the last line. And I'm trying to grep the middle line just by the word middle and return the ...
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How to remove all comments from a file?

I have a file with a few lines commented out: foo bar stuff #Do not show this... morestuff evenmorestuff#Or this I just want to print all the uncommented code: foo bar stuff morestuff ...
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parse HTML in Bash (when grep just isn't enough)

This is driving me insane, as I'm sure there must be some program doing the job but I just can't find it. To be noted, I'd be on ARM/Raspberry so unfortunately Xidel is not an option here, unless ...
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find matching URLs in a line, then shorten them to the domain name

I am new to the Linux command line and need some help. I have a log file I am writing a script for so it only shows certain fields of output. The last bit I need is to shorten the URL's so that it ...
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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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Getting the combined count of all occurrences of a string under multiple directories?

I have a (hopefully) interesting problem that I could use some advice on. I have a system that's essentially used for storing logs. It has a directory structure like: YYYY/MM/DD/hostname/ There are ...
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grep, failing to find an existing file with correct path given and checked [duplicate]

I need help with grep. Below is what I've written and the If function is working, but the grep part is saying grep: ~/tmp/file.txt: No such file or directory however if I copy and paste the pathway on ...
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Bash, remove lines containing string with grep

This is currently deleting the whole contents of the file in question: #!/bin/bash rpc_port="9201"; dir="/etc/apache2/ports.conf" cat $dir | grep -v "Listen $rpc_port" > $dir The file contents: ...