Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video Using regular expressions with grep, part of Unix for Mac OS X Users.
So we've already gotten a look at the wildcard, the period, and we've also seen…character sets when we were working with finding both peach and pineapple.…Let's try the beginning Of line and end Of line anchors.…So for example grep and the beginning of line anchor followed by P inside fruit…will find every line that begins with P. Notice it did not match apple.…Apple has a P in it, but it's not at the beginning of the line.…I am going to do the same thing.…We can find everything with berry at the end and that will return every line…that has berry at the end.…
Now in this case actually all occurrences of berry were also at the end of the line,…but it would find it if it were only at the end of the line.…Let me show you that.…One way that you can work with grep that's really useful is instead of working…with a file, let's say we have berry bush, we can use pipes from echo, so…we'll pipe-in the string, and then we'll grep for 'berry$'.…Now, it didn't find it, because it's not at the end of the line.…
- Moving around the file system
- Creating and reading files
- Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files and directories
- Creating hard links and symbolic links
- Understanding user identity, file ownership, and sudo
- Setting file permissions with alpha and octal notation
- Changing the PATH variable
- Using the command history
- Directing input and output
- Configuring the Unix working environment
- Searching and replacing using grep and regular expressions
- Manipulating text with tr, sed, and cut
- Integrating with the Finder, Spotlight, and AppleScript
Skill Level Beginner
Q: The exercise files for the following movies appear to be broken:
Is there something wrong with them?
These exercises include one or more "dot files", whose file names start with a period. These files are normally hidden from view by the Finder. So that they would show up in the Finder, the period has been removed from the file names. Additionally, "_example" has been added at the end of the file name to make it clear that the file will not work as-is.
To make the dot files usable, either:
1) Open the file in a text editor to view its contents. Note that it may not be possible to double-click the file to open it because there is no file extension (such as .txt).
2) Resave the file under a new name (usually by choosing File > Save As), adding a "." to the beginning of the file name and removing "_example" from the end.
1) Copy and rename the file from the Unix command line using the techniques discussed in this course. Rename the file by adding a "." to the start and removing "_example" from the end. Include the "-i" option to prevent overwriting an existing file unexpectedly.
Example: cp -i ~/Desktop/Exercise\ Files/Chapter_07/07_02_files/bashrc_example ~/.bashrc
1. Introduction to Unix
2. Filesystem Basics
3. Working with Files and Directories
4. Ownership and Permissions
5. Commands and Programs
6. Directing Input and Output
7. Configuring Your Working Environment
8. Unix Power Tools
9. Useful Mac-Only Commands and Techniques
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