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shell scripting match leading numbers

Posted on 2011-09-13
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In shell scripting I need to yank out leading numbers,  in the examples host below I need it to match any leading numbers then stop whenever the next characters is not number.

example:

99-host-01.com
result I want:  99

1000-host.com
result I want: 1000

host999.com
result I want: nothing
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pivar earned 1000 total points
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Hi,

How about? If it's from a file.

grep -o '^[0-9]*' filename

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