Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting How to use sed to search a particular pattern in a file backward after a pattern is matched.? Post 302833627 by saurabh kumar on Wednesday 17th of July 2013 01:44:17 PM
How to use sed to search a particular pattern in a file backward after a pattern is matched.?

Hi,
I have two files file1.txt and file2.txt. Please see the attachments.

In file2.txt (which actually is a diff output between two versions of file1.txt.), I extract the pattern corresponding to 1172c1172. Now ,In file1.txt I have to search for this pattern 1172c1172 and if found, I have to search backward for the path and print the corresponding path (/home/saurabh/file1.txt). Please note that there may be many entries between the path(/home/saurabh/file1.txt) and the line containing the pattern 1172c1172.

file1.txt:
Code:
/home/saurabh/file7.txt
117c117
<          
---
>          

/home/saurabh/file1.txt
76c76
---
79c79
---
1172c1172
<          apple, banana, orange
---
>          apple, banana, mango

/home/saurabh/file7.txt
117c117
<   	silent, helpful       
---
>  	silent

file2.txt:
Code:
2388,2391d2387
< 1172c1172
< <          apple, banana, orange
< ---
< >          apple, banana, mango

Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,
Saurabh

Last edited by Scott; 07-17-2013 at 03:58 PM.. Reason: Removed attachments. It's really not necessary to attach such small files
 

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