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- Subject: [ale] grep
- From: chrish at ifsintl.com (Chris Hamilton)
- Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 19:07:23 -0500 (EST)
> Is there any non-shell script way to make grep return just the line
> numbers of matches and not the content of the line?
> For example,
> grep -n will return something like this:
> 11: exec ls
> 36: exec foo
> All I want are the line numbers and I do not want to have to use any sort
> of shell script to chop of the ends.
> If this is not possible, how would it be done with a shell script?
grep -n <expr> [<files...>] | find -d ':' -f 1
-d = delimiter
-f = field (seperated by delimiter)
Christopher Hamilton Internal System Administrator
chrish at ifsintl.com IFS International, Inc.