How to grep a line not starting with # from a file (there are two lines starting with # and normal)?


 
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How to grep a line not starting with # from a file (there are two lines starting with # and normal)?

e.g.

File name: File.txt
Code:
cat File.txt

Result:
Code:
#INBOUND_QUEUE=FAQ1          
INBOUND_QUEUE=FAQ2

I want to get the value for one which is not commented out.

Thanks,

Last edited by vbe; 05-31-2016 at 09:27 AM..
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Originally Posted by Tanu
e.g.
File name: File.txt
cat File.txt
Result:
#INBOUND_QUEUE=FAQ1
INBOUND_QUEUE=FAQ2
I want to get the value for one which is not commented out.
Thanks,
Hello Tanu,

Welcome to forums, please use code tags for commands/cods/Inputs as per forum rules. Following may help you in same.
Code:
awk '/^#/{next} 1'  Input_file
OR
awk '/^#/{next} 1'  File.txt

Thanks,
R. Singh
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Thanks .. Let me try Smilie

---------- Post updated at 07:18 AM ---------- Previous update was at 06:52 AM ----------

Thanks R.Singh for quick response..your solution worked perfectly (y)
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grep -v '^#'
 

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