The grep command comes in handy for parsing files.
Parsing files and extracting data.
Date Created:Friday December 29th, 2006 03:41 AM
Date Modified:Wednesday July 30th, 2008 04:54 PM
GREP ls | grep p STARTS WITH perl ls | grep ^perl ENDS WITH P ls | grep p$ Prints line matching string: sed -n '/ray_shader/p' ifd.ifd grep ray_shader ifd.ifd grep '*' ifd.ifd this will look for the "*" character, instead of it having its shell meaning patterns grep 'gr[ea]y' colors.cmd grep -i 'opdef' ifd.ifd caps insensitive grep -v 'UNIX' intro lines that dont have UNIX grep -l 'opdef' *.ifd prints the files that contain match, but not printing the line grep -n 'opdef' ifd.ifd prints the lines preceded by the line numbers