finding a line with sed

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers finding a line with sed
# 1  
Old 08-13-2002
Bug finding a line with sed


I know you can use sed with a line number to find a line in a file and print it but can for the life of me not remember or find the syntax today!

Any help greatly appreciated!

# 2  
Old 08-13-2002
sed -n 'xp' filename.txt

where x is the line number you want.
# 3  
Old 08-13-2002

Thanks PxT!

I ommitted the 'p' which is the part that tells it to print the line right?

Sometimes my head just go for a walkabout!

Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Finding a word with awk or sed

Hello, in a AIX system : AIX CDRATE01 2 7 00FAB3114C00 my following commande give the result : LISTE /tmp/RESS **************************************************************** Liste TYPE = XXXXXXX EX = YYYY VER ... (13 Replies)
Discussion started by: sam01
13 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

sed command to replace a line at a specific line number with some other line

my requirement is, consider a file output cat output blah sdjfhjkd jsdfhjksdh sdfs 23423 sdfsdf sdf"sdfsdf"sdfsdf"""""dsf hellow there this doesnt look good et cetc etc etcetera i want to replace a line of line number 4 ("this doesnt look good") with some other line ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: vivek d r
3 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Help with finding last line of file: if statement depending on that line.

Good morning, My first time actually posting in this forum, though I have used this forum to help with numerous projects. I am trying to figure out why my if statement does not work. I have a file where a line is inputted every 15 seconds. I want this if statement to check what the last line... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Shanrunt
3 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

finding the line number of a particular line in a file

Hi Frnds, I need to find the line number of a particular line in a file and store that line number to a variable. if a file named myfile contains following look at the sun look at the moon look at the star look at the ocean i need to get the line number of the line 'look at the... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: mvignesh
3 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

sed help finding and editing

With sed 1. I need to find a line that contains "DVM" and "73069". 2. I need to insert a double quote at the beginning of the first line of the file. These two have been driving me crazy for the last 45 minutes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: nlassiter
3 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Finding and replacing whole line using sed

Hi all, assume that i am having the following line in a file called file1. triumph and disaster must be treated same. I want to replace this line with. follow excellence success will chase you. is it possible to do this using sed. if possible kindly post me the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: anishkumarv
2 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Finding some records with sed command

Hi for all! sorry guys for my dumb question, but I'm really need help so, we have file with many many fields, like this one: 201001002359 blablabla 87654321 201001002359 123,56 77272588300 blablabla/123 91823778544and I wrote awk command awk '{if($6~/(2588300|2580000|2587021)$/)print}'so,... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: shizik
8 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

finding line number if the line contains

hi i have a file , that contains data like 34343538 3136414D 45583030 30302E54 445816AMEX0000.T 524E2020 20202020 20202020 20202020 RN 20202020 20203030 38303030 30303030 0080000000 30303030 30300D 000000. 20080724-051254.668419 D 473... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Satyak
1 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

awk or sed for finding closest pattern to a line number

hi guys, I want to do pattern matching with awk or sed but I don't know how. here's what I want: I have a line number for a pattern that I have already found using grep, and I know a pattern like "---" that happens a few lines above that certain line number. I want to print out the chunk... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: alirezan
1 Replies

10. Shell Programming and Scripting

sed.. Add new line after finding text

I know that this my be really simple, but I'm having a hard time accomplishing it. I am trying to add a new line of text after finding a particular string of text in a file. Here's what I'm getting: sed: command garbled: N/search_string/\\new_text/ I was using "N" to add a line after the... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: douknownam
3 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question