pattern match in awk - no grep

awk '/pattern1/ && /pattern2/ && !/pattern3/ {print}'
Rather than chain a string of greps together and pipe them to awk, use awk to do all the work. In the above example, a string would be output to stdout if it matched pattern1 AND pattern2, but NOT pattern3.

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By: themensch
2009-02-05 15:18:19
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You can leave out the print statement. awk '/pattern1/ && /pattern2/ && !/pattern3/'
unbibium · 489 weeks and 1 day ago
Thanks! That's a good tip in and of itself.
themensch · 489 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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