grep: find in files

egrep -in "this|that" *.dat
grep - Search file for character string Search for one or more strings in one or more files. Examples:- grep that myfile.txt Look for the string ``that'' in the file called ``myfile.txt'' and print out each line that matches. egrep -in "this|that" *.dat Extended grep search *.dat files for ``this'' or ``that'' case insensitive (-i) and where found print line number (-n) along with the line contents.
Sample Output
[root@centos64 Desktop]# egrep -in "" /etc/hosts
4:   centos64
5:   localhost

By: evandrix
2011-07-06 09:42:26

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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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