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any way to run grep backwards, i.e. from the end of the file and up?

i have a 70G+ log file, and i'd like the most recent entries (apache log append new items at the end) that match a pattern. i can either: run grep | tail or run tail | grep option 1 will take ...
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grep to display all IPs in a text file (linux)

I'm writing a script to look for a ping from a certian foreign IP, but I am having some trouble understanding how to format my "grep" command.. Inside my text file is the output from "netstat anp" ...
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Perform a GROUP BY-like command in UNIX

I am having a text file like the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... n <-- column numbering 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 ... 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ... 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 ... 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 ... 0 0 1 0 0 ...
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display whole stream while highlighting with grep

I often use tail -f | grep someregex on log files. I have grep liased to grep ---color=auto so my matches are highlighted. If I want to see my matches in the context of the whole stream, how would I ...
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TextWrangler 4.5.3 (3310)

I've got a huge batch of XML that has an element order problem, and instead of writing XSL to correct the import, I wonder if I can reorder the elements within TextWrangler? I need to select the ...
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How to grep a section of a file in bash shell

How can I "grep" the lines between an occurrence of some string1 and the (Nth) occurrence of some string2. e.g. if the file has line: A B C D E F G B C E Q I want to get the lines in bold (those ...
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grep for “term” and exclude “another term”

I am trying to build a grep search that searches for a term but exludes lines which have a second term. I wanted to use multiple -e "pattern" options but that has not worked. Here is an example of a ...
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finding surrounding lines with grep

I know how to use grep to output a line that matches a string. But what if I also want to output one line above every line containing a matching string, how do I do that?
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Recovering text files in terminal using grep on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I foolishly removed some source code from my Mac OS X Snow Leopard machine with rm -rf when doing something with buildout. I want to try and recover these files again. I haven't touched the system ...
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A better way to search for a string within a file?

I am trying to find a particular string of text in a file somewhere on my hard drive. The best I have come up with so far is: find -type f / | xargs cat | grep "string to find" But this just tells ...