Re: Grep

1999-01-08 17:38:44
Subject: Re: Grep
From: Connie Logg <cal AT SLAC.STANFORD DOT EDU>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 14:38:44 -0800
You need to escape the ".".  "." stands for any character.

At 04:41 PM 1/8/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Theres probably a very simple answer to this question, but I cannot for the
>life of me figure it out.  How do you grep for an EXACT match of a string?
>I have a file that looks something like this:
>10.1.     #Bridgewater
>10.10.  #Scranton
>10.12.  #White Plains
>10.13.  #Warwick
>10.14.  #Tampa
>10.16.  #One Penn Plaza
>10.17.  #Mt. Prospect
>10.18.  #Denver
>I'm trying to grep for the exact match of 10.1. in a script.  That string
>will actually be in a variable defined previously in the script.
>When the grep runs, it not only outputs the line    10.1.     #Bridgewater
>(which is what I want), but it gives me every other line
>containing 10.1?.  How do I prevent that from happening?  I've tried
>putting single quotes, double quotes, etc around the variable
>name, but have had no success.  Am I missing something simple
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