[CentOS] Grep: show me this line and the next N lines?

Thomas Harold thomas-lists at nybeta.com
Tue May 31 14:37:39 UTC 2011

On 5/31/2011 3:43 AM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
 > On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 01:26, John R. Dennison<jrd at gerdesas.com>  wrote:
 >> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 01:10:40AM +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
 >>> Thanks, all. I did actually look at the grep manpage but after a few
 >>> screenfuls it became tl;dr and I started just skimming. I suppose that
 >>> I skimmed too fast!
 >> Um....
 >> It's the first option described.
 > I see now that the server's grep manpage (CentOS) does in fact put it
 > right there at the top. I usually pull up manpages on localhost, not
 > what I'm SSHing into, and on this Debian-Derived distro it is buried
 > halfway down the third page of nine. That is interesting, and I'm sure
 > that there is a lesson to be learned from that!

One help might be to use the slash key to search the man page.


Then use 'n' or 'N' to search forward/backward.

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