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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting search string in a file and retrieve 10 lines including string line Post 302445937 by ranjithpr on Tuesday 17th of August 2010 08:01:01 AM
Old 08-17-2010
Solution using awk

Code:
$ cat 1.txt
word1 line1 word2
word1 line2 word2
word1 line3 word2
word1 line4 word2
word1 line5 word2
word1 line6 word2
word1 line7 word2
word1 line5 word2
word1 line8 word2
word1 line9 word2

$ awk '/line5/ {for(i=0;i<4;i++) {print;if(!getline) exit;} }' 1.txt
word1 line5 word2
word1 line6 word2
word1 line7 word2
word1 line5 word2

 
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NAME
gonzui-search - a tool to search a gonzui DB SYNOPSIS
gonzui-search PATTERN DESCRIPTION
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