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Re: Output only line number

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Output only line number
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 00:25:30 +0100
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PurdueHassen <address@hidden> writes:

> Is it possible to have grep output the line number without returning any data
> in the line containing a match?  In other words, we have confidential data
> which we are searching for and would only like to have grep return just the
> line number to reduce the number of places this data appears.

$ grep -hn foo bar | sed 's/:.*//'


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