Grep for tab character

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID)
Tue Feb 22 20:58:00 GMT 2005

> Because that starts up auto-complete. In other words, I don't know
> how to insert a literal tab into a command line.


> But I do not like that idea for scripts either - it can be difficult
> to visually discriminate a tab from a space character, which can too
> easily lead to errors.

Then try

sed -n '/\t/p' file

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