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how to match string , and display the two line under the string

for example ( I want to match the "manufacture" string and display the two lines after

cat ima.conf   

# the manufacturer or driver author.

com.sun.ima             /usr/lib/libsun_ima.so.1
com.sun.ima64           /usr/lib/64/libsun_ima.so.1
# Format:
# <library name>  <library pathname>

so I will get only the following lines:

com.sun.ima             /usr/lib/libsun_ima.so.1
com.sun.ima64           /usr/lib/64/libsun_ima.so.1
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Maybe like your previous post on unix.stackexchange ? unix.stackexchange.com/questions/52199/… –  sputnick Oct 18 '12 at 15:01

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This is an awk solution :

grep="pattern" # the string where we begin
max=4          # the number of lines after the matched pattern
awk '/'"$grep"'/{l=1;count=NR;next} l>0 && NR-count < '"$max"+1' {print}'

(tested on Solaris11)

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