grep a Unix command-line utility which searches input passed to it for lines matching a regular expression, and prints the results.

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Removing lines in text document that end the same

We have a script that downloads a list of domains for our squid box to block, but we keep getting warnings like the following: 2015/03/02 17:08:47| WARNING: You should probably remove '.artnau.com' ...
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How to save matching words from output of dmesg in a list

I am connecting USB-Serial devices to my device using different ports and serial-USB devices sometimes show up as 'ttyUSB0', sometimes 'ttyUSB1' or 'ttyUSB2'. How can I write a script to extract all ...
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Easy way to grep for text in one file only in directories containing a second file

Background: We have a process that is not running correctly. It is supposed to only run on files with patterns like "AAA*.x12". However, it is also running on files similar to "BBB*.x12" Each ...
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how to grep exact pattern

I’ve tried several grep / egrep ideas with different options but none worked here. I’m trying to grep exact match of the pattern I’m looking in a log. For example I want only a pattern “ERROR” to get ...
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Piping grep causes error $'\302\240grep': command not found on linux

Sometimes when I'm catting & grepping a file, I see this error come up: $ cat something.txt | grep "some text" -bash: $'\302\240grep': command not found When I re-type the command, it works as ...
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How to find the total number of processes in Unix/Linux shell script

I’m trying to find the total lines of running processes excepting the commands I’m using to create the listing. Then to parse out the userID and the PID into a new list. All within the same shell. ...
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grep % through a file

I am running an import job on a really large mysql file that for the most part doesn't have line breaks. Using mysql process list I was able to fine the ID of the currently inserting record. What I ...
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grep: output specific line after match

Is there a way, using grep, to output the line that falls a specific number of lines after the match is found? For example, I want to output the line with a match, the 8th line after the match, and ...
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Linux: How to kill a root owned process by parameter's name?

I would like to know how to kill processes owned by the root based on their parameter's information: root 3176 0.0 0.8 3604 2252 ? S 21:33 0:00 sudo python main.py root ...
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Why grep shows me output that does not contain the search word?

I want to check if the sensu service is installed. I ran this command service --status-all| grep sensu and here is the output vagrant@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:~$ service --status-all| grep sensu [ ? ...
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Filtering 2nd field from a data set and then using uniq on the output

I've got a dataset that goes like this: AAAAA 11111 Data1 AAAAA 11111 Data2 AAAAA 11111 Data3 AAAAA 11112 Data4 AAAAA 11112 Data5 AAAAA 11112 Data6 AAAAA 11112 Data7 AAAAA 11113 Data8 AAAAA 11114 ...
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Chronologically grep or zgrep files in folder depending on file extension (xargs)

I have dozens of folders which contains both plain text log files and gzipped older logs. My goal is just a one liner to run (one folder at a time) to pull up all grep results based on timestamp ...
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Why chain of commands that runs fine on local doesn't run on SSH?

There's something funny with tail -f and grep -o combination when running over ssh. So on local server, if you do tail -f /path/myfile.log |grep -o keyword It grep just fine. But if you run it on ...
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how to select nth result on command line without using mouse

I got this alias for searching for a file recursively and case insensitive type fr fr is aliased to `find . | grep -i' and so let's say i'm searching for a file fr nsstring+util ...
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How to use Continuously (-c) with grep on netstat?

How can I use netstat -c option with grep without repeating the info? Example: sudo netstat -tapc (works fine) I want to do the same but only for the http lines: sudo netstat -tapc | grep http ...
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Anything faster than grep? [closed]

I am looking for a tool that will be faster than grep, maybe a multi-threaded grep, or something similar... I have been looking at a bunch of indexers, but I am not sold that I need an index... I ...
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from which file grep found match

when doing something like this: cat *.* | grep mystring is it possible to know from which file each match comes from? If not what would be the alternative?
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Grep fails to find sequence after assign to variable

I run: awk -F ',' '{print $2}' data.dat | sort | uniq | tr '\n' ',' | grep "*)>nS4XkrlH @XUL" and the sequence is located in results. Then I run b=`awk -F ',' '{print $2}' data.dat | sort | ...
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Can I create a “file” that, when opened, actually gives the output of a command?

I've found myself in a couple of situations now where I'd like to have such a "file" that essentially runs a script whenever it's "opened", allowing me to "read" it's output. For example, I might ...
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CygWin: grep command shows some “binary file coincidence” message

I have been googling about this, but, maybe due to my spanish version of CygWin/Windows, I have not been able to find a solution. I have latest (December 2014) CygWin 32 bits installed, and it seems ...
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Breadth-first search with ack or grep

When I search e.g. my home directory with ack (or grep), I normally want to know where I set a specific option. Since most config files are really close to ~ it would considerably speed up ack if I ...
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Make perl regex search exit with failure if not found

With grep I get a failure return code/exit status if no result is found. How can I do the same thing with perl? Basically, I would like to change the following so that it exits with status 1 if no ...
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Including and excluding in one regular expression

We're using HP SiteScope system at work to monitor logs and get alerts when a special string or combination of strings is caught. There is one field where the regular expression that catches the ...
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Parsing XML log in shell

I have to parse a very large log file and I want to use the command grep (or any other tool). I am currently using PuTTy. I want to search for each log line for a specific string (let's call it AWB) ...
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How to match everything from after the last YAML delimiter onwards

I normally use grep to search for a pattern in a string. However in this particular instance I have to identify a YAML header, also, it ends with a triple dash. My test.info file has the following ...
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Find specific files by name and create a summary file containing info from them + name of their directory

I've a directory containing subdirectories (each of them containing also directories). I want to find into this directory all files names "Log.txt" ( and in each subdirectories). And to grep each of ...
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fit grep syntax from linux to solaris

The following command grep -w '^[^#]* machine_VIP' /etc/hosts | head -1 | awk '{print $1}' works fine on linux (its capture the machine_VIP alias and return the IP address from /etc/hosts and ...
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Showing filenames when grepping from mysqlbinlog

I am trying to find out when some queries have been executed on our DB. For that I started looking in MySql binarylogs, using mysqlbinlog: find -name "binlog.000056*" -exec mysqlbinlog {} \; | grep ...
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Can grep show context, but not a full line?

I have a file with several very long lines. I want to grep for a string which may occur several times in the file, including possibly more than once on the one line. $ cat 2014-11-03.json | grep 218 ...
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Terminal command to show lines of a text file n characters long?

Is there a way to output only the content of lines in a text file that are 'n' characters long? Ex: 1.txt a aa aaa aaaa aaaaa "Print lines(5)" would return "aaaaa" Maybe some grep magic can do ...
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regex not working as expected in grep

My problem is about a regex. Thanks to regexr, I managed to write up an expression that matches the interface name route linux command gave me. But I can't catch it with: route | grep -Eo ...
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how to print pattern match

I am trying to get versions for services in a gnmap file. A typical line looks like: Host: 192.x.x.x () Ports: 21/open/tcp//ftp//HP JetDirect ftpd/, 23/open/tcp//telnet//HP JetDirect printer ...
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Using grep, sed or awk to find words in between? I want to be able to extract the package name until .el7

I am writing a script (bash/command-line) and I want to be able to extract the package name until .el7 x=dbus-sharp (an example package name - which changes) example text file: Building ...
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Getting xargs: unterminated quote when trying to find text in files

I'm using Mac 10.9.5 with bash shell. I'm trying to search for instances of text within a group of files, but for some reason, in one particular directory, I get this bizarre "Unterminated quote" ...
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grep not matching patterns in scripted session

Asked this question on the Unix board and got slapped for it. Someone said this was the right place so hopefully that's right. We have a bunch of reports that run on a Linux server and I am trying to ...
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How to avoid .git when search for a string using grep

I am trying to make a search in a folder for a string using grep. grep -r "word" . But it is including a search in .git files which I would like to avoid. Thanks
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Searching across multiple documents for common words

I have the lyrics to a song. (.txt) I also have lyrics to 50 other songs. I'm looking for a way to analyse/search those 50 song lyrics with the lyrics to the first song, and find which one of the ...
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How do I insert a constantly changing (dynamic) string from a text document into .conkyrc as an image path

I want to change the Clementine album art with each song. Essentially, I am trying to insert an image path in Conky that changes every few seconds. I have a script clementine.sh that runs every 5 ...
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Grep to filter gigantic CSV file

I'm dealing with a CSV file that contains over 2 million lines. Quite a big one. I need to use grep (or any better way) to retrieve the entire row if the value of the second column matches 'jpn' or ...
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Grep output from multiple lines in a limited shell environment

I have been scouring the web for ways to search across multiple lines of output and then print the lines which contain the strings I care about. I am actually running this on a checkpoint firewall, ...
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Preserving newline in find/grep search results

I am recursively searching for the occurrence of php scripts being called from other files using the following script. find . -exec grep -Hn $1 {} \; | grep -v ^Binary; Works great! Now, I need ...
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Grep in newest file

I'm trying to find a specific line from the newest file I have in subfolders. Files have the same name. So structure is like: Folder SubFolder1 filename.xml SubFolder2 filename.xml I'm ...
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Return / transform then return pattern with nulls

I'm using grep/sed to parse a large binary file full of nulls for some specific data. This is in a windows environment using gnuwin32. Assuming I had some to return some data from a binary file that ...
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Correctly display the GNU screen session title in status bar

in GNU screen, I want the title of the session to be displayed in the status bar. It is working but not exactly as I wanted. I have the following backtick defined in my .screenrc: backtick 100 30 30 ...
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Remove beginnings of email addresses from text using grep or sed

I have a text file with lines like the following: John Stevenson Johnnyboy34 john.stevenson@company.com 0320423\n Mike Anderson AndersMike mike@mikeltd.foo 0234234 How do I remove the "text" ...
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Grep errors after fink installation on Mac OS X 10.9.5

I just installed fink on my Mac. At the end of installation I received the following error message (also including the last several lines above the error): checking how to run the C preprocessor... ...
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Easily print out a spaces between larger data outputs in bash

I'm grepping through a very large web directory, and when I do multiple greps in a row, when scrolling up, it is difficult to tell when one result ends and an other one starts. I tried just clear, ...
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How to use the awk to print the output

This command nstats gives me output like below. How can I use awk or grep to give me the uptime with only days on it? I cannot use the "" to get the output. HOSTNAME LOAD MEMORY SWAP PROCS ...
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Grep on specific directory structures

What I'm trying to accomplish: Search for the regular expression \b\$\w+ in all .php files that fall under this directory structure: foo/templates/*.php bar/templates/*.php ...
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I'm trying to mirror dns queries generated by TCPDUMP filter and replay them with dig or any other utility

I'm not a very experienced script writer at all. I did find some useful hints in generating an stdout from tcpdump that generates a live feed if you will which is what I want, the problem is handling ...