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Get line number of all matches in a file

Terminal - Get line number of all matches in a file
awk '/match/{print NR}' file
2009-06-03 17:34:13
User: inof
Functions: awk
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Get line number of all matches in a file

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since

cat -n

numbers its lines, an alternative would be

grep 'match' file | cat -n
Comment by spatz 377 weeks and 2 days ago

The grep | cat solution will number the found lines while the awk solution will show line number from the full file.

Comment by sthillay 377 weeks and 1 day ago

grep numbers lines on its own, for something similar you could do:

grep -n match file

For example:

grep -n char test.cpp

6:int main (int argc, char **argv)

8: char description[256];

9: char country[50];

10: char category[20];

11: char id[6];

12: char pack[10];

Or pipe it to cut to snip out JUST the line numbers:

grep -n char test.cpp |cut -f 1 -d ':'

6

8

9

10

11

12

(But for just line numbers piping to cut might actually be more work)

Comment by hk0i 377 weeks and 1 day ago

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