Colorize matching string without skipping others

egrep --color=auto 'usb|' /var/log/messages
this is useful to highlight only some code without losing other lines (eg. software, logs, scripts)

2009-07-08 15:20:31

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You should explain yourself a bit better. This is a very subtle but very useful idea. By adding an empty search string to egrep (the "|" on the end), you've invented a "cat" that highlights things. Very nice.
flatcap · 676 weeks and 4 days ago
Thanks for the information! mention
yeoyeo · 45 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

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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