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Old 04-25-2008, 07:59 AM   #1
shan_nathan
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grep


Dear all,

How to grep "n" of words in a file using grep .


for example :

$ cat testfile
today is sonday
yesterday was saturday
tomorrow monday
yesterday was saturday

I want grep the words today and yesterday
how t ogrep that

Thanks in advance
Shan
 
Old 04-25-2008, 08:06 AM   #2
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Hi,

You can use egrep: egrep "today|yesterday" infile

Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 10:10 AM   #3
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[edit]
nvm read that wrong. See druuna's post.

Last edited by nathacof; 04-25-2008 at 10:15 AM.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 10:29 AM   #4
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you can also create many expressions in grep:
Code:
grep -e '^today' -e '^yesterday' testfile
 
  


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