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- display lines beginning with a given string
utility displays any lines in
as a prefix.
is not specified, the file
is used, only alphanumeric characters are compared and the case of
alphabetic characters is ignored.
Use a binary search on the given word list. If you are ignoring case with
or ignoring non-alphanumeric characters with
the file must be sorted in the same way. See
for more information on sorting files.
Dictionary character set and order, i.e. only alphanumeric characters
Ignore the case of alphabetic characters.
Specify a string termination character, i.e. only the characters
up to and including the first occurrence of
utility exits 0 if one or more lines were found and displayed,
1 if no lines were found, and >1 if an error occurred.
The original manual page stated that tabs and blank characters participated
in comparisons when the
option was specified.
This was incorrect and the current man page matches the historic
uses a linear search by default instead of a binary search, which is what most
other implementations use by default.
utility appeared in
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