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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Bash - Move those files that contain the string to directory

Task: Create script, that will take 2 arguments: 3.sh <directory> <destination> Search the files in <directory> for substring “moveme” in the file content Move those files that ...
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How to grep a line with a backslash at the end of the line?

I'm trying to grep a line with a backslash at the end of the line like: abc\ def ghij ... I hope it can grep the line "abc\". I tried the command below but they didn't work. grep -EHn "\\$" ...
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grep multiple lines with unique count and string

Sample.csv DSN1,abc,FAILURE,12,24,45 DSN1,def,FAILURE,12,78,65 DSN1,abc,FAILURE,12,24,45 DSN1,abc,FAILURE,12,24,45 DSN1,abc,FAILURE,12,24,45 DSN1,def,FAILURE,12,78,65 DSN1,abc,FAILURE,12,24,45 i ...
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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" ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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String Search: find and grep and?

Task: 1) find a string 'decor' inside files in a directory 2) get # of occurrence for decor for each file that has it The first part of the problem is partially solved with find . -type f | grep -i ...
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Why can ps know about the process that runs after it?

[root@myvm1 ~]# ps aux | grep ls root 13594 0.0 0.1 3912 672 pts/1 R+ 09:46 0:00 grep ls In the above, the ps aux runs first and its output is then redirected to the grep ls ...
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Git Extensions shows results that don't match search filters as well as results that match

Git extensions when searching using different filters (for example, commit message) will show results with commit messages that don't contain my search string. This is really annoying is there any way ...
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how to find number of substrings between delimiter? [closed]

I have the string following something(1)^^^something(2)^^^something(3)^^^ ... ^^^something(n) how to find number of something(s) in the string.
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batch find/replace using sed or awk

In every file with filename matching pattern1 I want to search for lines which start with pattern2, and add some string in a new line above those matched lines. As a simple example suppose I'm ...
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How do I search for a string in a group of files when some of those files contain spaces?

I'm running Mac 10.7.5. In a terminal, I'll use this command for finding files with strings find src/main -name "*" | xargs grep -i 'mystring' However when the files contain spaces, I'll get ...
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How to redirect a part of stderr and stdout to /dev/null

My program outputs to stderr and stdout. I want to grep for "pattern" either in stderr and stdout. And I want the rest to be sent to /dev/null. If I pipe after redirect stderr : ./prog 2>/dev/null ...
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Grep with context about matched lines in Windows

I want to search in files, recursively, with a pattern for the filename, for a given string, in a Windows 7 command prompt. I am familiar with Unix. So far, findstr /spin /c:"main" *.py is a good ...
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Print line X lines before/after found line

I want to search for a particular string in a certain file. If I found the string, I also want to print the line X lines before (or after) that line. Can this with grep or awk, or do I need a ...
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How to restrict grep to search only below a token of a column?

How can I use grep to search only the values of a column below a token? For example in the following CSV file: A B C 1 𝟒 5 2 𝟒 0 1 𝟑 6 ...how can I get ...
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emacs: run grep process without looking for .cshrc file in home directory

When I run emacs commands like grep or rgrep a new shell process is started and .cshrc is loaded from the home directory. There is quite a lot of stuff in it and I don't want to load it every time ...
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Grep with ERE doesn't filter lines with -v option

I'm trying to use the extended regex option in grep to filter out from files, lines that have the following format of string at the beginning of the line. any-non-space-char: * I'd assumed ...
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Recursive zgrep not working

I have a directory hierarchy that contains numerous .gz files. I want to be able to recursively grep them for the string "foo". From what I've read online the following should work: zgrep -R -H ...
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Syntax Highlighting in Adobe InDesign

Is there a way to get syntax highlighting for Ruby into InDesign? I found a few examples for how this might work with GREP and HTML, but for any other language you had to define every element yourself ...
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How to grep a group of files within a time range?

I'm trying to write a script used on a buffer box that does full packet capture of network traffic. As it's for a fairly big network we split the captures into 100MB segments. At times of high network ...
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Why is my recursive grep not working?

I am in a parent directory and want to search for any ODT files (LibreOffice Writer) that contain the phrase "GWT" in them. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. From the terminal: ...
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How to zsh pipe to grep to match remote branches beginning with 'orgin/'

I tried this: git branch -r --merged | grep '^origin/' But I get nothing... When I remove the caret: ✗ git branch -r --merged | grep 'origin/' origin/HEAD -> origin/master ...
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Use different colors for every another grep

How can I configure grep so that I could highlight in color smarter? By using different colors? Problem: grep --color defaults to using red to highlight matches, but it still difficult to read for ...
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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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Cygwin doesn't seem to end with grep command

I used to use grep on cygwin on windows XP successfully. All of a sudden, now when I run grep, it never seems to end. miname@mycomputer /cygdrive/c/emacs $ grep "lkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkj" ...
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Replace a Paragraph After a String

I have a text file with a lot of lines and paragraphs I want to replace a string with a line of string Example: Old Text File Sometexts New Text File Sometexts With Some Lines Paragraphs and ...
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How to grep file containing some binary characters?

One application sometimes, not very often, puts some incorrect (binary) characters in log. Only information that it matches is printed, no matched lines. $ grep -e error app.log Binary file app.log ...
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Looking for grep commands to pass to linux servers

Is there a way to grep or ls -l from a Linux server and it return any file or directory that has extended attributes? I will be using BladeLogic to pass the command to target servers and collecting ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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How do I grep the first 50 lines of each file in a directory recursively?

I need to search the first 50 lines of every file in a directory and its subdirectories. This will do the recursive part, but how do I limit to just the first 50 lines of each file? grep -r ...
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grep does not recurse

Whenever I use grep with gnuwin32's recurse option -r and include a glob pattern for files to search (e.g. *.c), no files in the subdirectories are searched. I am using the latest grep from gnuwin32. ...
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how can I search for a string in a folder that has zip files also

I am trying to search a string in a folder "test". This folder has sub folders and zip files too. I want to search within this directory to find the match. I used zgrep '11:57' test zgrep '11:57' ...
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Multi level or progressive or incremental file search [closed]

I am looking for a GUI tool in Windows, where I can do search and pass the result to next search and continue. I know I can do this in command line by piping one search result to another, but I am ...
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regex : does not begin by “pattern”

I have a lot of lines in my LIST file and want to list only lines whose name does not start by (or contains) "git". So far I have : cat LIST | grep ^[^g] but I would like something like : #not ...
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How to save linux command?

I am using grep -r [^a-zA-Z0-9]myVariableName[^a-zA-Z0-9] -n JS_files/ as mygrep file grep -r [^a-zA-Z0-9]$1[^a-zA-Z0-9] -n JS_files/ and then sh mygrep myVariableName But then I lose the ...
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Filter tail command through multiple grep commands to separate files

What I am trying to do is filter the output of one log file into separated log files based on a grep filter. tail -f test.log | tee >(grep "Error" > error.log) >(grep "Warning"" > warning.log) ...
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Write pipe result to variable

I need to be able to write whether the test for a grep is either TRUE or FALSE to a variable so I can use it later For the following, if I run defaults read com.apple.Finder | grep ...
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How to grep to check if strings is not there in a file (in linux) and also the case of multiple strings?

I want to search if "ack_enabled not defined" is not there in a particular file all_defs.txt and return something, by which i can understand that the string is not there. Can anyone tell me how to do ...
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Opening search results with Vim ONLY if they exist

:) In my never-ending effort to get lazier, I am looking for a way to improve my "Open Grep/Ack-results in Vim"-snippet. What I'm currently using to open found files is: vim $(ack -il "pattern") ...
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Why does grep need a dot in a regex using '$'?

I though I knew grep, but maybe not. I want to find all lines in a file ending with ':' If I run grep :$ ~/greptester.txt but to my surprise, it gives no results. Sometimes I confuse '^' and ...
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Vim: How do you use external grep on windows to search for quotation marks?

For some reason I can't for the life of me figure out how to pass single quotation marks to external tools when using vim. For example, I might want to call Vim's external grep to search for the text ...
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What does `grep -n` option mean?

When I use find-grep in Emacs, this command is appeared. find . -type f -exec grep -nH -e {} + I searched -n option in man grep. Why is not there? And What does it means?
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Sort files with grep

I have a few hundreds of output files, of which some contain error messages. Lets say I want to automatically put all files containing the string "ERROR_1" in a "subfolder_1", and the rest in a second ...
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What does really mean null string?

I'm sure most of us know that when we want that some regex matches with a string at the begin of the line we must use "^" ... But, I'm trying to understand what really means "empty string at the ...
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Is negative look-behind supported in OSX grep?

I'm trying to do something like this: grep -r '(?<!notthis)butthis' ./* And I'm getting no results when some should be returned. Am I missing an escape? Or does OSX just not support regex ...
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Count lines with alphabet in linux

I have a file with a number of lines in a file filename. I want to count how many lines start with character 'a', with 'b' and so on in one go. What command i should execute.?
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How to grep through files which match a regex

I wish to search for keyword "test", in all files which are of type "*.spec.in" in the current directory recursively This doesn't work: grep -rn "test" ./*.spec.in How do I do this?
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Pre-pending to an output line of `tail -f file` if its contents match another file

Trying to cram all of the following into the title was hard, so this is what I really mean: I am doing a tail -F access.log to watch an Apache2 log in realtime. The first thing on each line is an IP ...