fmlgrep - search a file for a pattern
fmlgrep [-b] [-c] [-i] [-l] [-n] [-s] [-v]
fmlgrep searches filename for a pattern and prints all lines
that contain that pattern. fmlgrep uses limited regular
expressions (expressions that have string values that use a
subset of the possible alphanumeric and special characters)
like those described on the regexp(5) manual page to match
the patterns. It uses a compact non-deterministic algorithm.
Be careful when using FMLI special characters (for
instance, $, `, ', ") in limited_regular_expression. It is
safest to enclose the entire limited_regular_expression in
single quotes ' ... '.
If filename is not specified, fmlgrep assumes standard
input. Normally, each line matched is copied to standard
output. The file name is printed before each line matched if
there is more than one input file.
The following options are supported:
-b Precede each line by the block number on which it was
found. This can be useful in locating block numbers by
context (first block is 0).
-c Print only a count of the lines that contain the pat-
-i Ignore upper/lower case distinction during comparis-
-l Print only the names of files with matching lines,
separated by new-lines. Does not repeat the names of
files when the pattern is found more than once.
-n Precede each line by its line number in the file
(first line is 1).
-s Suppress error messages about nonexistent or unread-
-v Print all lines except those that contain the pattern.
The following exit values are returned:
0 if the pattern is found (that is, TRUE)
1 if the pattern is not found (that is, FALSE)
2 if an invalid expression was used or filename is inac-
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWcsu |
egrep(1), fgrep(1), fmlcut(1F), grep(1), attributes(5),
Lines are limited to BUFSIZ characters; longer lines are
truncated. BUFSIZ is defined in /usr/include/stdio.h.
If there is a line with embedded nulls, fmlgrep will only
match up to the first null; if it matches, it will print the
Man(1) output converted with