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grep problem

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How can I obtain the item number X from a line returned by the command grep?
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Brian UtterbackPrinciple Software Engineer
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Huh?  Please give an example.
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pipe output of grep to awk
For example, to get the process ID from a `ps` listing:
% ps -ef | grep inetd | awk '{print $2}'  (SysV)
 ps -aux | grep inetd | awk '{print $2}'   (BSD)

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