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I am looking for a command which would color a matching string in text. I.e. I am looking for functionality similar to what grep does, but I want to see the complete text not only the matching lines

Can somebody please advise whether such tool exists, or how I could best achieve this ?

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Use ack:

ack --passthru something /some/file

The result will look like this: enter image description here

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