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Old 09-28-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Help with EGREP in terminal

I'm using an open terminal, and changing directories to /usr/share/dict. There is a file called words in dict that contains every word in the english language. I also have to use the egrep command. What command would you use to:

-list all words that have the letter 'a' followed immediately by the letter z

-list all words that have the letter a followed sometime later by the letter z (there must be one letter in between)

Essentially the command line would be

egrep ...... words


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Old 09-28-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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This sounds like homework, which I won't do for you.

man 7 regex
or Google.


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