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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for uniq (netbsd section 1)

UNIQ(1) 			   BSD General Commands Manual				  UNIQ(1)

NAME
     uniq -- report or filter out repeated lines in a file

SYNOPSIS
     uniq [-cdu] [-f fields] [-s chars] [input_file [output_file]]

DESCRIPTION
     The uniq utility reads the standard input comparing adjacent lines, and writes a copy of
     each unique input line to the standard output.  The second and succeeding copies of identi-
     cal adjacent input lines are not written.	Repeated lines in the input will not be detected
     if they are not adjacent, so it may be necessary to sort the files first.

     The following options are available:

     -c      Precede each output line with the count of the number of times the line occurred in
	     the input, followed by a single space.

     -d      Don't output lines that are not repeated in the input.

     -f fields
	     Ignore the first fields in each input line when doing comparisons.  A field is a
	     string of non-blank characters separated from adjacent fields by blanks.  Field num-
	     bers are one based, i.e. the first field is field one.

     -s chars
	     Ignore the first chars characters in each input line when doing comparisons.  If
	     specified in conjunction with the -f option, the first chars characters after the
	     first fields fields will be ignored.  Character numbers are one based, i.e. the
	     first character is character one.

     -u      Don't output lines that are repeated in the input.

     If additional arguments are specified on the command line, the first such argument is used
     as the name of an input file, the second is used as the name of an output file.

     The uniq utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

COMPATIBILITY
     The historic +number and -number options have been deprecated but are still supported in
     this implementation.

SEE ALSO
     sort(1)

STANDARDS
     The uniq utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible.

BSD					 January 6, 2007				      BSD


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