egrep -v not working

If  I have a file like this

file:


ENV
TEST=blah
head
tail

if I want to egrep -v '(^ENV|^TEST^head)' it doesn't seem to work - any idea?
lolaferrariAsked:
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ozoCommented:
What did you want  egrep -v '(^ENV|^TEST^head)' to do?
Did you want to do
egrep -v '(^ENV|^TEST|^head)'
or
egrep -v '^(ENV|TEST|head)'
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lolaferrariAuthor Commented:
I don't understand the difference :(
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ozoCommented:
egrep -v '(^ENV|^TEST^head)'
will find

file:


TEST=blah
head
tail

egrep -v '(^ENV|^TEST|^head)'
or
egrep -v '^(ENV|TEST|head)'
will find

file:


tail

Were either of those what you wanted to find?
If not, what did you want?
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