Grepping a list of words

Daniel Bye freebsd-questions at
Thu Aug 12 10:40:49 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 06:00:22PM -0500, Jack L. Stone wrote:
> Kindly appreciate help with how to grep (or similar) a list of words to
> determine if any of them are in a file rather than grepping one word at a
> time.

Something like this should do the trick:

egrep "(word1|word2|word3)" file


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