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Multi line grep using sed and specifying open/close tags

Terminal - Multi line grep using sed and specifying open/close tags
sed '/'"<opening tag>"'/,/'"<closing tag>"'/{/'"<closing tag>"'/d;p};d' "<file>"
2010-11-08 21:43:00
User: DaveQB
Functions: sed
Multi line grep using sed and specifying open/close tags

This line does not include your closing tag in the output.


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
cat file.txt | sed -e /<opening tag>/d -e /<closing tag>/G | sed -e '/./{H;$!d;}' -e 'x;/<string to search>/!d;'
2010-11-04 10:31:15
User: EBAH
Functions: cat sed

Working with log files that contains variable length messages wrapped between open and close tags it may be useful to filter the messages upon a keyword.

This works fine with GNU sed version 4.2 or higher, so pay attention to some unix distros (solaris, hp-ux, etc.).

Linux should be ok.

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