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Old 08-04-2011
Print selected lines from file in order

I need to extract selected lines from a log file, I can use grep to pull one line matching 'x' or matching 'y', how can I run through the log printing both matching lines in order top to bottom.


line 1 xyz - not needed
line 2 User01 - needed
line 3 123 - not needed
line 4 Info - needed
line 5 abc - not needed
line 6 .... - not needed
line 7 .... - not needed
line 8 xyz - not needed
line 9 User02 - needed
line 10 123 - not needed
line 11 Info - needed
line 12 abc - not needed
line 13.... - not needed
line 14 .... - not needed
cont .....

so as described above I only want to print lines containing 'User' and 'Info' in consecutive order for hundreds of users from one log


Last edited by radoulov; 08-04-2011 at 09:44 PM.. Reason: Code tags.
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Old 08-04-2011
grep -E 'x|y'

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Old 08-04-2011

Originally Posted by DGPickett
grep -E 'x|y'

Thanks for reply, I tried your suggestion

grep -E 'x|y' xyz.log

I am still only getting 'x' printed, no 'y'

---------- Post updated at 07:57 AM ---------- Previous update was at 07:41 AM ----------

Originally Posted by DGPickett
grep -E 'x|y'

Ignore the previous, it worked fine. Case was causing the problem.

Thanks very much for response.Smilie

Last edited by radoulov; 08-04-2011 at 09:44 PM.. Reason: Code tags.
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