Wednesday, 14 January 2009

How to print a word next to the selected key word?

Say, I have a file like this :

cat >myfile
my name is sriram working in x company
my name is ramu working in y company
my name is psr working in z company
my name is rajesh working in global company
my name is ravi working in dash company

I want to pick all the names of the lines following the word "is" :

This is one way to do using sed out of millions of ways:

$mystr="is"; sed "s/.*$mystr \([^ ]*\) .*/\1/" myfile -- prints the following :


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