Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

Operating Systems Solaris grep and display few lines before and after Post 302098992 by Ygor on Thursday 7th of December 2006 07:38:57 PM
Old 12-07-2006
Try...
Code:
nawk 'c-->0;$0~s{if(b)for(c=b+1;c>1;c--)print r[(NR-c+1)%b];print;c=a}b{r[NR%b]=$0}' b=2 a=4 s="string" file1

...where "b" and "a" are the number of lines to print before and after string "s".

---edit----

It's not the best generic solution because it can't handle the case if the search string is repeated in the "before" lines.

A better way...
Code:
nawk '$0~s{for(c=NR-b;c<=NR+a;c++)r[c]=1}{q[NR]=$0}END{for(c=1;c<=NR;c++)if(r[c])print q[c]}' b=2 a=4 s="string" file1

...where "b" and "a" are the number of lines to print before and after string "s".

Last edited by Ygor; 05-31-2012 at 08:51 AM.. Reason: Had to update this post because my buggy code is propagating all over the internet.
These 6 Users Gave Thanks to Ygor For This Post:
 
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #266
Difficulty: Easy
In 1952, Alan Turing was prosecuted for homosexual acts a criminal offense in the UK and accepted chemical castration treatment as an alternative to prison.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Make grep -c display like grep -n?

Hey Guys, Wondering if there is a way to do the following I have a file called test.txt abc def abc abc def I have a pattern file called pattern.txt containing the following abc def I want to do a count, but have it display the count value preceeding each line like grep -n (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Jerrad
2 Replies

2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Help with "grep", need to display several lines

I have a file from which I need to collect lines to another file. I know how to use 'grep' for this, but I don't know how to do when I wan't several lines after the search word, and the amount of lines I need varies from case to case. The file I search in looks something like this: >8534734... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: Draken
9 Replies

3. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Grep and display n lines after the match is found.

Hello, How do I use grep to find a pattern in a list of file and then display 5 lines after the pattern is matched Eg: I want to match the string GetPresentCode in all files in a folder and then see 4 lines following this match. I am not sure if grep is what should be used to achieve. Thanks!... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: cv_pan
3 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

grep and display lines from a file

I have to grep on a few words in a file and then display the line containing those words and the line above it. For ex - File1.txt contains... abc xyz abc This is a test Test successful abc xyz abc Just a test Test successful I find the words 'Test successful' in the file... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: user7617
6 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Using grep and zgrep then display the next few lines

Hello everyone. I would like to know if I can use grep or zgrep to search for a particular pattern then print the x number of lines after the pattern was found. Lets say for example a pattern was found on line 3, I wanted the output to show lines 3, 4 and 5. Thanks! (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: khestoi
10 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Grep word after last occurance of string and display next few lines

Hi, I wanted to grep string "ERROR" and "WORNING" after last occurrence of String "Starting" only and wanted to display two lines after searched ERROR and WORNING string and one line before. I have following cronjob log file "errorlog" file and I have written the code for same in Unix as below... (17 Replies)
Discussion started by: nes
17 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Grep multiple exact match, do not display lines

Hi, Need help to grep the following from a file x. I just want to grep exact match not lines and not partial word. CONFSUCCESS CONFFAIL CONFPARTIALSUCCESS >cat x xczxczxczc zczczcxx CONFSUCCESS czczczcczc czxxczxzxczcczc CONFFAIL xczxczcxcczczc zczczczcz CONFPARTIALSUCCESS czczxcxzc ... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: rajeshwebspere
4 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

Grep pattern and display all lines below

Hi I need to grep for a patter and display all lines below the pattern. For ex: say my file has the below lines file1 file2 file3 file4 file5 I NEED to grep for patter file3 and display all lines below the pattern. do we have an option to get this data. Let me know if you require... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: venkidhadha
5 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

Grep and display multiple lines

Hi guys, I have a log file that generates multiple logs about a query. <query time='2016-04-13 13:01:50.825'> <PagingRequestHandler> <Before>brand:vmu</Before> <After>brand:vmu</After> </PagingRequestHandler> <GroupDeviceFilterHandler> <Before>brand:vmu</Before> ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Junaid Subhani
3 Replies

10. Shell Programming and Scripting

Display lines for a particular year in a file using grep

hi, I have a log file with data for more than 3 years, i want only the rows for the year 2017, say for example. My file has the data like this 08-OCT-2015 11:17:35 AAA, BBBB 08-OCT-2017 11:17:35 AAA,Bdfdfd,dfdfd,dfd 08-Nov-2017 11:17:35 AAA,Bdfdfd,dfdfd,deree i want the rows... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: skoshekay
2 Replies
STAG-GREP(1p)						User Contributed Perl Documentation					     STAG-GREP(1p)

NAME
stag-grep - filters a stag file (xml, itext, sxpr) for nodes of interest SYNOPSIS
stag-grep person -q name=fred file1.xml stag-grep person 'sub {shift->get_name =~ /^A*/}' file1.xml stag-grep -p My::Foo -w sxpr record 'sub{..}' file2 USAGE
stag-grep [-p|parser PARSER] [-w|writer WRITER] NODE -q tag=val FILE stag-grep [-p|parser PARSER] [-w|writer WRITER] NODE SUB FILE stag-grep [-p|parser PARSER] [-w|writer WRITER] NODE -f PERLFILE FILE DESCRIPTION
parsers an input file using the specified parser (which may be a built in stag parser, such as xml) and filters the resulting stag tree according to a user-supplied subroutine, writing out only the nodes/elements that pass the test. the parser is event based, so it should be able to handle large files (although if the node you parse is large, it will take up more memory) ARGUMENTS
-p|parser FORMAT FORMAT is one of xml, sxpr or itext, or the name of a perl module xml assumed as default -w|writer FORMAT FORMAT is one of xml, sxpr or itext, or the name of a perl module -c|count prints the number of nodes that pass the test -filterfile|f a file containing a perl subroutine (in place of the SUB argument) -q|query TAG1=VAL1 -q|query TAG2=VAL2 ... -q|query TAGN=VALN filters based on the field TAG other operators can be used too - eg <, <=, etc multiple q arguments can be passed in for more complex operations, pass in your own subroutine, see below SUB a perl subroutine. this subroutine is evaluated evry time NODE is encountered - the stag object for NODE is passed into the subroutine. if the subroutine passes, the node will be passed to the writer for display NODE the name of the node/element we are filtering on FILE the file to be parser. If no parser option is supplied, this is assumed to a be a stag compatible syntax (xml, sxpr or itext); otherwise you should parse in a parser name or a parser module that throws stag events SEE ALSO
Data::Stag perl v5.10.0 2008-12-23 STAG-GREP(1p)

Featured Tech Videos

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:15 AM.
Unix & Linux Forums Content Copyright 1993-2021. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy