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Linux Shells by Example by Ellie Quigley

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4.7. sed Examples

% cat datafile
					northwest    NW   Charles Main       3.0 .98 3 34
					western      WE   Sharon Gray        5.3 .97 5 23
					southwest    SW   Lewis Dalsass      2.7 .8  2 18
					southern     SO   Suan Chin          5.1 .95 4 15
					southeast    SE   Patricia Hemenway  4.0 .7  4 17
					eastern      EA   TB Savage          4.4 .84 5 20
					northeast    NE   AM Main Jr.        5.1 .94 3 13
					north        NO   Margot Weber       4.5 .89 5  9
					central      CT   Ann Stephens       5.7 .94 5 13
				

4.7.1. Printing: The p Command (and the --quiet option)

Example 4.5.
% sed '/north/p' datafile
						northwest        NW       Charles Main        3.0  .98  3  34
						northwest        NW       Charles Main        3.0  .98  3  34
						western          WE       Sharon Gray         5.3  .97  5  23
						southwest        SW       Lewis Dalsass       2.7  .8   2  18
						southern         SO       Suan Chin           5.1  .95  4  15
						southeast        SE       Patricia Hemenway   4.0  .7   4  17
						eastern          EA       TB Savage           4.4  .84  5  20
						northeast NE AM Main ...

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