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Old 10-13-2009
Exact Word Match

I'm trying to find a exact word match but couldn't do it.


Searching for ABC_NE tried

grep -w </ABC_NE/>
grep "^ABC_NE$"

but didn't worked , any awk variants would also help.

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I tried

awk '$2 == "$TEST" { print $1 }' FILENAME

but didnt worked
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Old 10-13-2009
For word match, it is just -w as

grep -w "ABC_NE" file-name

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Old 10-13-2009
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