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Old 01-18-2011
Reg expressions

Hi,
I would like to grep for a string within a tag, can someone provide some assistance in how to do it? So I would like to use the grep command to find a string like:

<tag>sometext<tag>

because the sometext can be any number of characters or an type of number or lettering, what expression is best to use?

Thanks
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Old 01-18-2011
If its relatively simple:
Code:
egrep "<tag>.*<tag>"

may well work.

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