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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
171 views

ag (the_silver_searcher) not searching entire file - does it have an implicit maximum input size?

I have a very large plain text file (multiple gigabytes in size) which I need to search for certain strings. When using grep, I get over 11,000 matches of a string but with ag I get roughly 1,500. The ...
2
votes
1answer
255 views

“git grep” equivalent in Subversion?

I'm a big fan of git grep. Does an equivalent exist in Subversion?
1
vote
1answer
18 views

Grep Whitespace across multiple lines

Given the following in a bunch of text files (.vb): Partial Class [A-Za-z0-9_] Inherits System.Web.UI.Page End Class I'm trying to grep for files that have this basically empty code file, to ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

How to make SlickEdit's search results look like Notepad++

I use "find in files" (grep) and the search results very often for navigating code. Currently I use both SlickEdit and Notepad++ at different times. Both applications do this "find in files" but ...
1
vote
1answer
308 views

How do I grep a string from files created within the last 5 hours?

I have a directory that is populated every 30 mins with a text file, each day I need to grep the line with "Quality data" on it but I only want to grep from the 10 most recent files. How can I tell ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Piping lines to repeat commands

If my grep operation returns a list of IDs like in the following, can I somehow feed/pipe each line to a commandline command's parameter?: 12345 84758 49549 .. Like for example with the above ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

How does grep deal with overlapping lines?

Suppose my text file looks like this: hello world1 foo bar2 hello world3 foo bar4 hello world5 foo bar If I run this command grep -A 4 'hello' draft.txt, I thought it print something like this: ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

Find word that has more than 50 characters in all php files

I am trying to use find in combination with grep to find all the php files in my web server which have a word (any sequence of characters except whitespace) with more than 50 characters. I have this ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Using tee to pipe ls and grep output into tail command without a script

I have an issue running through log files. I'm looking to use ls to create a list of files in the log directory and grep to run through for the specific instances/times the file ran. I only want to ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

How to grep through HTML using GNU grep 2.12 and bash 4.2.37?

I've never used grep to parse HTML files, and am having the following problem: grep -Po "(?s)(<h2>.+?<!-- /endcontent -->)" input.html > output.html -bash: !--: event not found I ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

How do I correctly return context from a gnuwin32 grep (grep in windows cmd)?

I want to return a line of context after the string I'm searching for as per grep --help Context control: -B, --before-context=NUM print NUM lines of leading context -A, --after-context=NUM ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Why is the Windows Explorer not able to find a UUID string in a list of text files?

I have a directory with all my PUtty log files. Now I would like to find the files containing a UUID. I know that the UUID is in one or more files. I tried it with Windows Explorer. I searched with ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

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" ...
0
votes
1answer
568 views

Remove grep's line number output in Redhat 5.9

I havent used RH 5.9 until now. I started with 6 but we have some 5.9 servers. The syntax with 5.9 is a bit different with some things. grep for example will output a number line before the actual ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

searching large number of possible file names in large directory tree

I need to search a large directory tree for a large number of possible file names, i.e. I have an input file with a long list of strings that I need to find in the tree (or as below: print all those ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

How can I exclude binaries from rgrep results in Emacs?

I'd like to add the I option to the grep that rgrep generates, but I cannot seem to find the appropriate variable. I've tried: grep-command grep-find-command
0
votes
1answer
351 views

grep: Invalid back reference for date expression in tcsh

I googled for the following error, and didn't get any great explanations as to what was going on with grep under tcsh. (Yes, that date expression exists in the log files). $ grep '2014-07-21' *.log ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Using Grep or AWK to find all of the occurences of a specified string

I have a massive single line of data and I am trying to find the occurrences of a specified string. I then want to export the occurrences (-/+) 20 characters to another file. Can anyone offer a ...
0
votes
1answer
126 views

How to grep values under columns

How can I grep for a specific column name and display the value underneath that column. Sample data: StandByFile StandByPg StandByLSN StandByRcvBufUsed S0082160.LOG 621668 ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

awk used with grep - no output

I have a bashscript which uses grep with awk as following: #ec2-describe-instances | grep -i instance | awk '{print "Creating -> " $3; system("ec2-create-image " $2 " --name " $3 "-$(date +%F) ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

how do I grep within vim using some default parameters?

I often run a command such as this from within vim: :grep -r --exclude-dir=./.git --include=\*.cpp --include=\*.hpp . But I would like to not have to write this everytime I want to grep within vim, ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

grep next exact match in double quotes

I am trying to grep string and next string which is marked in double quotes. Its a .xml file and the content would be as below: <jvmEntries xmi:id="1183122130078" verboseModeClass="false" ...
0
votes
1answer
172 views

Look for many different strings in many different log files?

I have a list of files that have gone missing somewhere in our system at work. I also have a folder full of 41 log files adding up to 46 MB that hopefully have log entries pertaining to the missing ...
0
votes
1answer
605 views

grep: can't open nohup.out

I am doing recursive grep (grep -r) but it is failing saying grep: can't open nohup.out How to make it going and grep in all directories. I have some idea about nohup but I am not interested in it. ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Using find with -exec gzip and grep

I have a bunch of zipped up log files and I want to search them all for a string. I tried this but it's not working: find ./ -name "*.log.zip" -exec gzip -dc {} | grep ERROR \; It's giving me: ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

grep returning wrong messages in GNOME Desktop(Linux)

I need to search a particular string inside a folder structure. The File system contains multiple files, but i need to check only XML files. I searched and tried the commands for Linux Recursive ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

How to stop grep matching in terminal escape sequences (or colorize to multiple colours)?

I've written a bunch of scripts to colorize matches, like this: $ echo abcdef | grepg c ab[green]c[/green]def $ echo abcdef | grepr e abcd[red]e[/red]f It also works when I chain it: $ echo abcef ...
0
votes
1answer
774 views

Using grep to move files, Mac

I want to do a search using grep inside all the files of a directory for the pattern '@mail.ru>' (to clean up a mess from a spammer). Using Mac OS X's command line, which should be similar to most ...
0
votes
1answer
163 views

How do I search for multiple strings in any order across multiple lines?

I'm working in a large codebase and want to see where particular strings like "foo" and "bar" are used, within n lines of each other, in any file in that codebase. Ideally I'd use a built-in Unix ...
2
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Non-deterministic behavior of Grep in conjunction with More

What would you expect to happen after this: for /l %i in (1,1,100) do @more some.bbl | grep a | md5sum Most probably, not this: ec3ecb76408d4225ff23a25d0596e00f *- 13cfd899b90b9cd7aedb406a785e8eac ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

grep php output show more than grep query

I'm having an issue where php file | grep "query"'s output shows EVERYTHING, not just the grep'd output. EX: php /vagrant/code/test.php | grep "Do not show anything" Shows anything echo'd in the ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

ack.pl tool and ack.pl flags + how to ignore files with S attr

I am using the ack.pl tool in order to search string or IP’s in files The official site of ack.pl is - http://beyondgrep.com/documentation/ Example of ack.pl CLI ( want to find the string ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

ag (silver searcher): ignoring specific text extensions

I want to use ag to search inside all text files in a directory for a given string, but excluding some extensions such as *.html. If I use both the -t/--all-text and --ignore "*.html" flags, the ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Mac OS X Find and Replace API

Are the Find and Replace operations under the Edit menu in Acrobat or Word simply a front end for the unix awk, sed or grep commands? Where can I find more information about what's going on underneath ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

grep - Grepping several lines from Nmap output

My scan root@kali:~# nmap -Pn 5.2.167.13 Starting Nmap 6.47 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-07-07 14:33 EDT Nmap scan report for static-5-2-167-13.rdsnet.ro (5.2.167.13) Host is up (0.010s latency). Not ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Write error Broken pip - Kali - Python

I have a problem im trying to perform grepping over nmap scan saved text file using python code but i get this error: cut: the delimiter must be a singel character Try 'cut --help' for more ...
0
votes
0answers
103 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

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) ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

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... ...
0
votes
0answers
100 views

I broke grep, and I need it to work in order to configure X11 (XQuartz) to run Wireshark. How can I mend it?

This was an X-post from apple.se, now deleted there, since it hadn't attracted any sufficient help. I need to work with Wireshark for my Web Programming class, so any help will be most appreciated. ...
0
votes
0answers
397 views

Get all inactive users on system with 'lastlog' on Redhat 5.9

I need a script that will basically give me the listing of usernames that have been inactive on a system for 90+ days. I use the lastlog command but it seems a bit tricky to try to grep out the time. ...
0
votes
0answers
144 views

cron job monitoring script

greeting of the day!!! please help me a situation, i am trying to develop a script which provides me details which my cron job is commented or stopped which job is running or scheduled. like we ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Finding files that are mostly NUL

I've got a hard drive copy that went bad where many files are of correct size but are completely filled with NUL (0x00) bytes. However, a couple of the files seem to have a couple KB of actual data. ...
-1
votes
0answers
17 views

reject pattern and N following lines (or send to a different file)

I have extraneous output in the form of my pattern 28374017032 something random following something else random following the pattern more numbers and I can easily reject the line containing the ...