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About the 'grep' command... How does it determine what a "line" is?
In the example, using the "grep" command while searching for "mac" doesn't show every literal line break on the screen with "mac" in it. How does it determine what a "line" is? Is it by a period? or is it by a certain amount of characters?
Steven Parker217,419 Points
A "line" in text-based utilities (like "grep") is any number of characters ending in a newline character (
Periods and other punctuation have no special meaning unless they are part of the pattern being searched for.