Category Archives: Scripting


Useful awk commands

The basic function of the awk command is to search files for lines ( or other units of text) that contain certain patterns. When a line matches one of the patterns, awk performs specified actions on that line.  Print all directories in a folder to file listofall: ls -al | grep ^d | awk ‘{print …


Useful sed commands

Sed is another great tool just like awk that can come in handy.  If you do your own scripting or want to see how sed works, take a look at some of one liners some of the folks at Webair put together below. Print Nth line from file: Example: sed -n ‘3,3p’ config.php    Replace text …