[CentOS] Extract lines from text file

Wed Aug 15 18:46:42 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 1:26 PM, Tony Molloy <tony.molloy at ul.ie> wrote:
>> ]$ cat testcentoslist | egrep ^m.*:.*:.*:850:
>> m9718308:pw:9301:850: Lynch  :/home/pgstud/m9718508:/bin/bash
> Exactly what I needed. I'll just drop the cat as a later poster
> pointed out.

sed -n -e '/pattern/p' can match anything grep would do and might be
even more useful if you want substitutions for subsequent use.  And of
course perl can do anything sed can do, and then some...

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com