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Old 09-09-2009
Error find out line number of matching string using grep

Hi all,

I want to display line number for matching string in a file. can anyone please help me.

I used

grep -n "ABC" file

so it displays
6 ABC.

But i only want to have line number,i don't want that it should prefix matching context with line number.

Actually my original problem is that i want to use this number & used to print next line.

So can anyone please provide me code to first find out a particular pattern in file & displays the content of next line.

i used to print the content using sed -n '8p' file, if i have found the matching string on line 7.

Thanks in advance

Last edited by sarbjit; 09-09-2009 at 04:41 AM..
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Old 09-09-2009
grep -n "ABC" file | awk '{print $1}'

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Old 09-09-2009
awk '/ABC/{print NR}' file

# 4  
Old 09-09-2009
Originally Posted by Scrutinizer
grep -n "ABC" file | awk '{print $1}'

Thanks 4 reply
but it is still showing me the part of pattern.
eg i need to search "abc -x"
it displays now 7abc:

# 5  
Old 09-09-2009

awk '/pattern/{print FNR}' infile


sed -n '/pattern/=' infile

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Old 09-09-2009
Originally Posted by Franklin52
awk '/ABC/{print NR}' file

thanks man, it really works, but can you please provide me code to display the contents of next line, actually i was thinking that i could store this number in variable & then use
sed -n "vp" file
where v is the output from the code + 1 you provided, but it is not working . any alternative please
# 7  
Old 09-09-2009
use "$v" instead of "v" in sed.

in awk something like this :

awk '/pattern/ {p=1;next} p--' file_name.txt

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