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Old 06-21-2005, 06:40 PM   #1
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Assistance with extracting a series of lines from a log file

Hi People.

I have an interesting question that is sort of bugging me.

We have a dhcp leases file that contains entries similar to the below file.
Now what I would like to do is perform a quick grep on a value, in this case an IP address, and have return to me everything belonging to that IP address. ie....everything from the opening brackets to the closing brackets ({, }).

As most will be aware, a grep on an IP address, will only return the line that the ip address is on.

If anyone knows of a command, or how to create a simple script that extracts the requested information, and can help....That would be really appreciated.

lease X.X.X.X{
starts 3 2005/06/;
ends 3 2005/06/;
tstp 6 2005/06/;
cltt 3 2005/06/;
binding state free;
hardware ethernet XXXXXXXXXXX;
lease X.X.X.X{
starts 3 2005/06/;
ends 3 2005/06/;
tstp 6 2005/06/;
cltt 3 2005/06/;
binding state free;
hardware ethernet XXXXXXXXXXX;

Thanks in advance.
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awk 'BEGIN{RS="lease"; FS="{"} $1 ~ /X.X.X.X/ {print $0}' lease.txt



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