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Grep log between range of minutes

Terminal - Grep log between range of minutes
grep -i "$(date +%b" "%d )13:4[0-5]" syslog
2010-05-23 16:30:46
User: rubenmoran
Functions: grep
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Grep log between range of minutes

Returns logs between HH:M[Mx-My], for example, between 13:40 and 13:45.

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What others think

That kind of things cannot be easily adapted to grep range of minutes like : 39-45.

Depending on your input, the use of awk may be a wise choice.

Comment by Josay 234 weeks and 6 days ago

Backticks are more harm than good. Learn the way of the Jedi:

grep -i "$(date +%b" "%d" ")13:4[0-5]" syslog
Comment by atoponce 234 weeks and 5 days ago

be carefull because sometimes you may have date inside log messages, for example :

Nov 23 13:53:16 my_mx postfix/scache[29106]: statistics: start interval Nov 23 13:43:16

so try this :

grep -i ^"$(date +%b" "%d" ")13:4[0-5]" syslog

Comment by gerard 156 weeks and 4 days ago

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