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Old 08-19-2008
Question About Getting Line Numbers in a File

Ok, this is a unique question.



Say I have a word like "jamamamama" in a file called foo.bar.

Now, how do you get the line number that the word "jamammama" exist in the file foo.bar without having to go into the foo.bar file to edit it?


is there a command i can run on the foo.bar command to get the line number?
# 2  
Old 08-19-2008
Try grep -n [filename]
# 3  
Old 08-20-2008
It should be like this,
Code:
grep -n "jamamamama" [filename]

- nilesh
# 4  
Old 08-20-2008
Code:
awk '/pattern/ { print NR }' filename

# 5  
Old 08-20-2008
Code:
$ sed -n '/jamamamama/=' filename

 
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