How will you search for a name in Unix files?

We can use grep command to search for a name or any text in a Unix file.

Grep stands for Globally search a Regular Expression and Print.

Grep command can search for a text in one file as well as multiple files.

We can also specify the text to be searched in regular expression pattern.

% grep ^z *.txt

Above command searches for lines starting with letter z in all the .txt files in current directory.

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