[Ilugc] Grep two lines from text file with different A and B switch

Balasubramaniam Natarajan bala150985 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 08:26:37 IST 2012

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Shakthi Kannan <shakthimaan at gmail.com>wrote:

> | I can get the first line by the command
> <bala150985 at gmail.com> wrote:
> | $*grep "MD5 " */reports/report.txt*
> | If I want the next Network Activity
> | $*grep "Network Activity" -A5 */reports/report.txt*
> |
> | However how can I get to do both of these in the same line so that their
> | outputs are interleaved ?
> \--
> Learn to read manual pages.
>   $ man grep
> As stated, multiple search patterns can be given using the "-e" option.
> I would also encourage you to use a standard file format (xml, yaml,
> json, for example) for report.txt, so it can be parsed easily.
The problem with $grep "MD5 |Network Activity" -A5 */reports/report.txt* is
that after all the search I am getting 5 lines however I wanted to know if
we can make two different -A switches for a single Grep command.

Balasubramaniam Natarajan

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