grep help

Tillman Hodgson tillman at
Wed Jan 5 20:31:55 PST 2005

On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 08:27:51PM -0800, Jay O'Brien wrote:
> I want to look at all of the lines in a FreeBSD log file that do not 
> have an entry from an IP, example  Some basic help with the 
> use of grep would be appreciated. This is one of the arguments I've 
> tried that didn't work:
> grep ^[^]*$ logfile.log 

I like `grep -v` for "not" operations. Also note that "." is itself a
special character.

  grep -v 1\.2\.3\.4 logfile.log

might be closer to what you want.


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