Linux grep command examples 2016-04-14 10:30
grep command can help you search words (actually a regular expression) in file. You can also use it with other command to print the word you want find.
grep is short for "globally search a regular expression and print". There are two things in
grep command, search and print. All the parameters in
grep centered on them. I will show you the common use of
search in file
# search "hello" in access.log file
grep 'hello' access.log
if you want highlight "hello" you can do like this
# hightlight the word you search
grep 'hello' access.log --color
if you want see the around lines of matching line you can use
-C(both after and before context).
#show the 3 lines after matching lines
grep 'hello' access.log -A 3
#show the 3 line before matching lines
grep 'hello' access.log -B 3
#show both after and before matching lines
grep 'hello' access.log -C 3
if you want ignore the case just add
grep 'hello' access.log -i
search with other command
grep with other command can help you find matching lines
#find the processes of java
ps -ef | grep 'java'
#find the log file of 2016-04-01
ll | grep '2016-04-01'
#show the log line only contain 'userid:1188'
tail -f info.log | grep 'userid:1188'
make grep faster
The examples above only show how to search a word in a file. You can replace 'word' with regular expression. If you just search a word you can use
-F or use
fgrep directly which is faster than
# faster than grep
grep 'hello' access.log -F
fgrep 'hello' access.log