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Old 06-11-2003, 11:05 PM   #1
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Grep and '-'


How can I find lines in a file that begin with a dash? If I just try
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grep -blah
it thinks that I'm trying to pass it the option "-blah". Enclosing it in quotes doesn't work. What can I do?
 
Old 06-11-2003, 11:07 PM   #2
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nevermind, figured it out
 
Old 06-12-2003, 02:39 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Wynd
nevermind, figured it out
And why don't you post the solution?
 
Old 06-12-2003, 09:18 PM   #4
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man grep


-e PATTERN
 
Old 06-13-2003, 05:10 PM   #5
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egrep ^-

?

Flibble
 
Old 06-13-2003, 05:14 PM   #6
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Sorry. Just do:
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grep -e "-blah" [file]
 
  


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