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Old 11-20-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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Grep command


I need to use grep on a file using exclude can anyone help?

grep rsync errors.log

I want to exclude lines that contain (code 24) I have looked at the --exclude but had no joy

This seems so easy to do I feel ashamed asking
 
Old 11-20-2007, 08:44 AM   #2
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The --exclude option means to exclude FILES whose name matches a PATTERN from a recursive search. You should use -v instead and escape the parentheses, as in
Code:
grep -v "\(code 24\)"
See the difference between --exclude and -v in man grep.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
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I went for
grep rsync errors.log | grep -v "(code 24)

Seems to do the trick
 
  


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