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Old 11-09-2009
Originally Posted by TonyLawrence
Works for me:

 cat t
$ cat t| sed 's/.*\(XXXXX.\{1,5\}\).*/\1/'

I ran

zcat /home/filename* | cut -f 3 | sed 's/.*\(XXXXX.\{1,5\}\).*/\1/' | less

and it appears to have output the contents of f3. regardless of matches.

Filename is correct, f3 is definately where I should be.

I am sure I have done something wrong here, as I am posting questions in the dummies section Smilie
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