I have a command which sends to
stdout a series of numbers, each on a new line. I need to determine whether a particular number exists in the list. The match needs to be exact, not a subset. For example, a simple way to approach this that does not work would be to do:
/run/command/outputing/numbers | grep -c <numberToSearch>
My version of this gives a false positive on the following list when searching for '456':
1234567 98765 23 1771
If the count is non-zero, a match was found or if it was zero, the number is not in the list.
The issue with this is that the numberToSearch could match a subsequence of numbers on a line, instead I only want hits on the whole line. I looked at the man page for grep and did not see any way to only match whole lines. Is there a way to do this, or would I be better off using
sed or some other tool instead? I need a binary answer as to whether the number being search for is present or not.