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# 1  
Old 09-29-2011
Find multiple string in one file using find command

Hi,
I want find multiple string in one file using find coomand.
And keeping it in one variable.grep is not working.
# 2  
Old 09-29-2011
Code:
$ variable=`egrep "string1|string2|string3" infile`

# 3  
Old 09-29-2011
Code:
grep -e 'string1|string2' file

# 4  
Old 09-29-2011
put multiple pattern in one file ( a.txt)

and use fgrep
# 5  
Old 09-29-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by itkamaraj
put multiple pattern in one file ( a.txt)

and use fgrep
Probably you are talking about grep -f ?
fgrep is equivalent to grep -F. However both can be used together.

Sorry if you were trying to say something else which I misunderstood.
# 6  
Old 09-29-2011
yes, i am talking about the
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fgrep
which is
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grep -F
because vivek wants to search for multiple string

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