invert match with grep

September 16th, 2006 mysurface Posted in grep, Text Manipulation | Hits: 21543 | 2 Comments »

Usually if you want to search for string with specific keyword, you use grep.

cat /etc/passwd | grep root

This will list all lines with keyword “root” .

What if you want to list all entry without keyword “root” ?

cat /etc/passwd | grep -v root

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