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How can i use grep commend with variable ?

  • I stored ' Feb 1 ' (future it will be changeable) to variable 'date'.
  • Now i want to grep this variable 'date', How can i do this ?
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

This should work:

DATE='Feb 1'
grep "$DATE" [filename]

You need to put quotes around it because of the space in your variable.

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Shells don't like spaces around the =. – Dennis Williamson Feb 1 '10 at 6:14
Good point, corrected :) – einstiien Feb 1 '10 at 6:28

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