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# 1  
Old 08-30-2009
Search string

I need to create a search string to search through 3 files in my directory called book1, book2, and book3. The search would need to look for the words "title" or "Title" in the above files. I know very little about unix but I know that you have to use some form of wildcards in the pattern and file search. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
# 2  
Old 08-30-2009
Is this what you are looking for?
Code:
grep "\<[tT]itle\>" book[123]

# 3  
Old 08-31-2009
Or you can use -i option in grep

grep -i "title" book*
# 4  
Old 02-26-2010
Dear Friend,

You can use the following code

Code:
egrep -i "title" book*

Another code is
Code:
find -iname "book*" -exec grep -li "title" {} \;

# 5  
Old 02-27-2010
You can also find the string by following way.

Code:
for fname in `ls book*`
do
echo -n $s:
sed -n '/[tT]itle/p' $s
done

I wrote above script for displaying the filenames and followed by colon as grep prints.

If we don't want to print the filenames,then simply the following command is enough.

Code:
sed -n '/[tT]itle/p' book*

# 6  
Old 02-27-2010
MySQL use grep -w

The above replies are well enough .But if you search for the word title use -w option in grep.

For example ,
You want to search the word title.But the above ways will also give you the lines which contains the word 'subtitle'.

try this ,

Code:
grep -i -w "title"  book*

Thanks
 
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