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Posted on 2004-08-18
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Problem with searching for a string.

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when i do a search such as     grep keyword1.keyword2.keyword3  filetosearch
I want to get only lines that match that exact string but i get all lines that match that and any part of the string.

I've also tried  grep 'keyword1.keyword2.keyword3'  filetosearch  and grep "keyword1.keyword2.keyword3"  filetosearch
but same results each way.

How can i tell grep to ONLY give me the exact quote and nothing else.

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Question by:bt707
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Hi bt707,

what grep are you using? I am using gnu grep 2.5.1 and it works fine even without the quotes ...
Try escaping the . with \

Sunnycoder
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by:bt707
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Hello Sunnycoder

forgot to put in, i did try to escape the . but still get same thing, not sure what version of grep, it is a new server with fresh intall of solaris 8

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grep "^keyword1.keyword2.keyword3$"  
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by:bt707
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Hello again Sunnycoder,

It is working now, guess i was in a hurry when i did the escape, put in the wrong slash, got it now.

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