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Old 12-16-2003, 10:21 AM   #1
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Searching a text file - complicated

have a question on how to grep (sed or awk) thru a file and pull back 2 lines. Line 1 has an error code and time stamp, line 2 which is directly below it has a string that i am searching for. How can I search and pull out line 2 to a file and also bring the line above it?
Old 12-16-2003, 10:43 AM   #2
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'man grep' would have answered this for you.

'grep -B 2 <regexp> <file>'

Old 12-16-2003, 10:45 AM   #3
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grep -A2 'error_code' filename

ll show actual line and 1 line After-context that, same way you can try '-B1' - to see 1 line Before-context, and '-1' for Before & After context.


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