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Re: editing question

From: Peter S Galbraith
Subject: Re: editing question
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 19:27:04 -0400

You need awk or perl to do this.  Not Emacs.

e.g. $ awk '($1 ~ /somestring/)' files*
"Dennis P. Wall" wrote:

> Does anyone know of a way to search through a large number of rows of two 
> columns each and pull out specific rows that have the same unique string 
> of letters in the first column and place all rows (both columns) with 
> that string into a new file? I hope that makes sense.

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