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Nov 092010

Only show filenames in grep command


Sometimes you want the grep command only return the filenames that matched a pattern, you can try the following:

# grep -r -l "foo" .

The key is the -l option.

  2 Responses to “Only show filenames in grep command”

  1. i need only the output answers .. not serial number =m12345. i need only the output m12345 .how to do ?

  2. @balaji

    I am not sure what you want exactly, maybe you want the part after the "=" ?

    cat test.txt | cut -d '=' -f2

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