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Search pattern using grep command in Linux

You can search word in file using grep command in Linux.

grep [options] <pattern> <file(s)>

Examples with different options:
1. grep anil file1
2. To search exact word in file
      grep -w ‘anil’ file2
3. To search words in multiple files or in directory
      grep -r ‘anil’ /tmp
4. Case insensitive search
      grep -i “Anil’ file3

Note: If you want to discard errors during above commands execution, then redirect errors in /dev/null using below command [/dev/null is the device where anything you send simply disappears].

grep -w ‘anil’ /tmp/ 2> /dev/null

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