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  • Unix tip: Using Bash's regular expressions

    Posted May 5, 2013 - 8:37 pm

    Bash has quietly made scripting on Unix systems a lot easier with its own regular expressions. If you're still leaning on grep and sed commands to get your scripts to do what you need from them, maybe it's time to look into what bash can do on its own.
  • Unix Tip: Grepping on Whole Words

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 6:55 pm

    If every time you grep for a specific word or string, you get a pile of lines that don't match what you were looking for, maybe it's time to learn about whole word searching. In today's column, we examine two ways to get what you want, the whole of what you want and nothing but what you want.

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