I am looking for a tool which takes a file in input and a word to search. It should display the file with color the words if it corresponds to the search.

Like grep --colors but displays all the file.

Is there something already exists ?

Example : cat /etc/passwd | colors root Display all /etc/passwd file and color the words "root"

If I can change the color easily it would be great !


A little trick with grep will do the job:

grep --color "^\|root" /etc/passwd

Otherwise look here.

  • Super ! I didn't find these entries ! Thanks a lot – Dom Dec 6 '12 at 8:43

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