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Old 06-27-2005, 07:57 AM   #1
smart_sagittari
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egrep multiple files


I have a set of files in a directory [unfortunately with a different name]. I would like to search for a pattern amongst these. I know which are the files I am searching in. My question is, how do I feed egrep these multiple file names.

Say, a directory has files a, b, c, d and e.

I am searching for the patterns "hello" and "how" in the files b, c, and e. How do I use the egrep command to go about it.

Code:
egrep -h "hello|how" <something>
What is that <something>?

PS: An alternate solution using a different command is also welcome, provided it is a single command.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 08:04 AM   #2
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Easy enough:

egrep -h "hello|how" a b c d e

Most of the standard commands let you specify multiple filenames.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 08:57 AM   #3
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Originally posted by trevelluk
Easy enough:

egrep -h "hello|how" a b c d e

Most of the standard commands let you specify multiple filenames.
Thanks buddy! How strange the mind fails to identify things which are just too obvious. Thanks a lot anyway!
 
  


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