Searching an Argument

Posted on 2006-06-02
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Last Modified: 2010-04-21

I am using a more command on doing a search on a string argument.

Below is what I am doing

more "filename" |  grep "Argument"

But this is only giving me the specific argument only in the file.

What I want to do is I want to get the Argument and from there I want to move forward in the whole file

"that means I want to get argument and from there I should the start reading the file."

I hope I made by question clear.

Is there any command which allows me to do that..


Question by:ruby_srinivas
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brettmjohnson earned 172 total points
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use 'less' instead of 'more', since less provides searching capability:

  less -p "Argument" "filename"

will start viewing the file "filename" from the first occurrence of "Argument".

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bira earned 164 total points
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try this way

line=`fgrep -n "argument"  filename | cut -f1 -d':'|head -1`
tail +$line yourfile
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Gns earned 164 total points
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if you have awellbehaved more, it can actually do:
more +/Argument filename
which would acomplish the task... in mores old and quirky way:-). The line containing the pattern (Argument) would be the third from the top...

-- Glenn

Expert Comment

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Fire up more and use /string to find a string; note use just / to find the same string again. This / is a command - not the +/ option on the more command line.

$  more filename


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JJ, this is exactly the same ... The "+...." syntax is just to "jumpstart" more with a command... Completely analogous with other paginators... And it fits with the initial Q;-)

-- Glenn

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