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# 1  
Old 08-23-2006
how to find a word repeated in a file

Hi everyone,

I have a file in which a word is repeated more than one time and I want to know how many times it is repeated.

ex: if i repeated word 'guru' in 10 lines I can get the o/p as:

cat filename | grep -c 'guru'.

How ever if the word is repeated more than one time, then how can I find the count?

regards,

Guru
# 2  
Old 08-23-2006
PLease read the line "How ever if the word is repeated more than one time, then how can I find the count?"

as

How ever if the word is repeated more than one time in the same line, then how can I find the count?
# 3  
Old 08-23-2006
Hi,

try searching ...I think this has been answered previously.

regards
Apoorva kumar
# 4  
Old 08-24-2006
tried searching for similar post but no luck

Please help me with the answer, unable to solve it

regards,

Guru Charan
# 5  
Old 08-24-2006
try this,

>cat filename.txt
searchword searchword searchword
searchword
searchword searchword

>
Code:
grep -w 'searchword' filename.txt | tr ' ' '\n' | wc -l

 

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