Search Text Files using Regular Expressions

Practice Labs Module
Time
1 hour
Difficulty
Intermediate

Welcome to the Search Text Files using Regular Expressions Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

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Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Search Text Files using Regular Expressions Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Search Text Files using Regular Expressions

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Search for specific text in a file
  • Search for specific criteria through a file content or a filesystem

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • LPI: 103.2 Process text streams using filters
  • LPI: 103.7 Search text files using regular expressions
  • CompTIA: 2.3 Given a scenario, create, modify, and redirect files.

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Search Text Files using Regular Expressions

Normally a system has a large number of text files. Searching for a specific text file can be a tedious task. You can search text files based on criteria specified using regular expressions.

In this exercise, you will understand how to search text files on a Fedora Linux system.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Search for specific text in a file
  • Search for specific criteria through a file content or a filesystem
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