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Old 05-28-2010, 04:23 AM   #1
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Simple grep question

I have the following .xml file:

<suburb>not available</suburb>

There is a bunch of log files on the server where the above line is repeated in mulitple files. I want to match all the files that contain exactly:

<custID>48</custID> AND (note: line break)

I have tried the following:

grep '<custID>48</custID>'.*'<suburb>' *

and no results are displayed. I then changed the text file to remove the line break i.e.:
<suburb>not available</suburb>

and it works.

I read the man page and various pages where it indicates to use the dollar symbol i.e. "$" to reference a line break, which wasn't worked either (no result outputted):

grep '<custID>48</custID>$'.*'<suburb>' *

Yet the following works just fine:

grep '<custID>48</custID>$' *
Old 05-28-2010, 04:34 AM   #2
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grep '<custID>48</custID>$<suburb>' *

heh heh heh

grep -A 1 '<custID>48</custID>$' * | grep -B 1 '<suburb>'

if the <custID> entry is always followed by a <suburb> entry, then you need only

grep -A 1 '<custID>48' *

since this will display the following line too.


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