The grep command – one of the most popular Linux commands, and definitely deserving of a feature video in the Linux Essentials series. In this video, Jay goes over the basics of the grep command, along with some useful examples.
Colorized Output in grep
If you’re at all curious why grep in my video shows colorized output, you can achieve the same by adding the following to your
alias grep='grep --color=auto'
characters.txt (Example file for practicing grep)
Name: Alan Grant Occupation: Paleontologist Species: Human Name: Batman Occupation: Vigilante Species: Human Name: Dalek Occupation: Dalek Species: Dalek Name: Doctor Occupation: Time Traveler Species: Time Lord Name: Donatello Occupation: Ninja Species: Mutant Turtle Name: Kefka Occupation: Court Mage Species: Human Name: Kirby Occupation: Cute Pink Puff Species: Kirby Name: Leonardo Occupation: Ninja Species: Mutant Turtle Name: Michelangelo Occupation: Ninja Species: Mutant Turtle Name: Raphael Occupation: Ninja Species: Mutant Turtle Name: Riddler Occupation: Super Villian Species: Human Name: Samus Occupation: Bounty Hunger Species: Human Name: Terra Occupation: Hero Species: Esper