[CentOS] Log File Reviewing

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Mon Jan 5 19:10:46 UTC 2009

On Mon, 5 Jan 2009, Joseph L. Casale wrote:

> I need to review a logfile with Sed and cut out all the lines that 
> start with a certain word, problem is this word begins after some 
> amount of whitespace and unless I search for whitespace at the 
> beginning followed by "word" I may encounter "word" somewhere 
> legitimately hence why I don't just search for "word" only...

The regex you want is "^[[:space:]]*word"

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