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# 1  
Old 11-20-2008
Print lines between the search pattern

hi,
I have a file say x.txt containing

xxx
123
bla
bla
...
you
xxx
dfk
dbf
...
me
xxx
...
...
keeps on..

i need to search for pattern in the line starting xxx in the file. If pattern matched, I need to fetch all the lines till i find next xxx.

Please help.
# 2  
Old 11-21-2008
sed -n '/xxx/,/xxx/p' <tst.txt

Will find from the first xxx to the second,
from the third to the fourth,
etc...
# 3  
Old 11-21-2008
Great!!

Awesome.. Works like exactly what i need.. Thanks a lot... Keep rocking!!!
# 4  
Old 11-24-2008
Hi, one more help pls... can u let me know to print the same lines but just before the line it finds xxx...
# 5  
Old 11-24-2008
Assumimg you want the lines before the first xxx:

Code:
awk '/xxx/{exit}{print}' file

Regards
# 6  
Old 11-24-2008
its the otherway

Hi
I m sorry for not being clear.. Its like
I want line from XXX till the line before next xxx..
say if
xxx
1
2
3
4
xxx,
i want the lines from first xxx till line4.
Could you please help. Thanks a lot.
# 7  
Old 11-24-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by prsshini
Hi
I m sorry for not being clear.. Its like
I want line from XXX till the line before next xxx..
say if
xxx
1
2
3
4
xxx,
i want the lines from first xxx till line4.
Could you please help. Thanks a lot.
Try this:

Code:
awk 'p && /xxx/{exit} /xxx/{p=1}p' file

 
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