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Re: [bug #22100] Enhancement request: "grep foo | grep bar" in one proce

From: Richard Neill
Subject: Re: [bug #22100] Enhancement request: "grep foo | grep bar" in one process (i.e. line-selector and pattern selector)
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 06:56:50 +0000
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Andreas Schwab wrote:
Richard Neill <address@hidden> writes:

Thanks for your email. Sadly, my contrived example is oversimplified, such
that the sub-section is in the nth field, where n is known in advance -
but that isn't necessarily true.

Not a problem, awk can handle that quite well.

That sounds like a good reason for me to learn awk properly.  :-)

But seriously, I still think this would be worth adding to grep if possible. My thoughts:
  - awk is relatively arcane, whereas lots of people know grep.
  - grep does almost everything needed, so why have yet another tool
  - awk isn't always available.

Also, it is related to bug 15280  https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?15280

Best wishes,


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