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Old 10-23-2002
Data grep command ~ Need help

Hello All

I am new to here and shell scripting ... and I need some help please

In /etc/group, how can I just grep the group that I want instead of the whole list? I just want "testabc", what do I have to do to get the "testabc" group information instead of all 4!

Thanks a lot for helping

For example:
In /etc/group
# 2  
Old 10-23-2002
Depend on the version of grep you are using.

Look in the man page

or try this
grep -w testabc /etc/group

Please post your OS-type
# 3  
Old 10-23-2002
You can also quote your word with a trailing blank to get a literal query.

grep "testabc " /etc/group

# 4  
Old 10-23-2002

Hello again...

I use both Sun & HP OS

Thanks for the reply
I am not sure what I did wrong, but it doesnt work Smilie

May be I shouldnt use grep command? Any other suggestion?
What will be the best way to grab the "word (group name)" information alternately on the group in /etc/group?

Thanks again

# 5  
Old 10-23-2002
I would think that the -w trick would work on SunOS. Which version are you using?

But give this a try:
grep "^testabc:" /etc/group
# 6  
Old 10-23-2002
I use HPUX as well. This works.

When you are saying it doesn't work, do you mean that you can't get ONLY the first word? but instead get the whole line?

Then use this.

grep "^testabc" /etc/group |awk -F: '{ print $1 }'

This will give you ONLY the word "testabc".
# 7  
Old 10-23-2002

Thank You All for Helping...
I think I Got it


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