Get the previous word from the search pattren


 
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Get the previous word from the search pattren

Hi,
How do i find the previous worlds from the searched pattrens?

Input:-

Create or replace procedure some tesx.

search work is procedure(case insencitive).

output:- Create or replace
# 2  
Code:
perl -e 'while (<>){print  "$1\n" if /^(.+)procedure/;}' test.txt

# 3  
Hi,
I am writing the rest of the program in ksh.
can please interprit the above command in ksh?
# 4  
Code:
$ echo $a
Create or replace procedure some tesx
$ echo $a | tr ' ' '\n' | sed -n '/procedure/q;p' | xargs
Create or replace
$

# 5  
Code:
echo "Create or replace procedure some tesx." | sed 's/\(.\+\)procedure.*/\1/'

# 6  
Thanks both of you..
insteard of passing the string in a variable/hardcoding. can i use the same for searching in a file for the world procedure and get the previous words?
# 7  
Code:
grep 'procedure' test.txt| sed 's/\(.\+\)procedure.*/\1/'

 

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