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Old 01-26-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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Smile Quick Question of Newbie...

Hey Guys! Thanks for helping out. Here is what I need help with.

Assume that i've already navigated to the directory containing this file.

What command(s) would you use to find the last time the phrase “Hosting” appears in a file? I need 2 different ways to accomplish this.


Old 01-26-2010, 12:41 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions Steve,

Your question looks like homework to me and per the LQ rules there will not be a lot of users inclined to offer you a 'ready to go' answer. On the other hand if you've figured out something but are getting errors using a command or script, we'd be happy to point you in the right direction.

That being said: Enjoy Linux!

Kind regards,

Old 01-26-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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Well, not really homework, but a question I was asked. I have one solution, which I have pasted below, but I can't figure out how to go about doing it a diffrent way.

grep -wn "Hosting" messages - This command will display all lines that have Hosting, and also include the line number

None the less, thanks!!

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assuming you are referring to the last occurrence of <pattern> on a line in <file>,
you could pipe your grep output into tail
grep <pattern> <file> | tail -n1
for more details, please see "man tail"

Hope that helps


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