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Re: [seul-edu] Re: perl or......
On Sun, Dec 03, 2000 at 11:11:14AM +0000, Thomas TEMPE wrote:
> > I would like to be able to check some books for root words.
> > Example.... look for occurances of ped, cor, cit, in swift.txt
> What about grep? It's a common unix command for finding regular expressions in
> Try typing "grep ped swift.txt"
You may find it more useful to grep \\\bped swift.txt
the \\\b gets translates by the shell to \b, which means "with a word
break here". Thus grep would pick out instances of 'ped' at the beginning
of words, but wouldn't pick out things like 'torpedo' or 'biped'.
Each has its place.
I think grep "\bped" swift.txt should work equivalently, depending on
(This \b thing works in perl regexps, too.)