grep and exact matches help..

Dave Korn
Tue Apr 3 17:43:00 GMT 2007

On 03 April 2007 18:33, Kevin Markle wrote:

> Hello,
> I can't seem to find a way to get grep to do exact matches in cygwin. I
> have looked at the man pages and can find nothing? :/

  grep only does exact matches if you don't use any of the wildcard chars,
perhaps 'exact matches' isn't quite what you mean.  Are you perhaps looking
for the '-o' option?  Or do you mean you want to match an entire line, in
which case put '^' at the start of your comparison-string and '$' at the end.

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