Word count of lines ending with certain word

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Old 08-30-2009
Originally Posted by warlock129
Hi all, I am trying to write a command that can help me count the number of lines in the /etc/passwd file ending in bash.
egrep "bash$" /etc/passwd | wc -l

# 9  
Old 08-30-2009
Originally Posted by Neo
egrep "bash$" /etc/passwd | wc -l

The POSIX standard does not have egrep; the equivalent is grep -E, but it is not necessary for this.
grep "bash$" /etc/passwd | wc -l

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Originally Posted by sigtor77
try this:

cat /etc/passwd | grep "bash" | wc


cat /etc/passwd | grep "bash" | wc -l

if you just want the count.

Why are you using cat?

Any why are you using wc instead of grep -c?
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