It does the conditional (if), then does the grep or it does the echo "no such information in database". In this above example, I do not have read permission for vmware-root and orbit-Debian-gdm directories. The 'grep' command. To invert the search, append -v to a grep command. Suppose you want to search a particular information the postal code from a text file. It will not show that process. $ grep "2 Years" manchester.txt | grep 27 AND with Multiple Grep NOT Logic. In the examples below, we will use grep instead of extended grep. NOT logic is used to get results those do not matched given pattern. Hi all, I'm trying to identify files that do not have matches for certain strings. We will use -v option for grep. However, there might be cases wherein the requirement could be to get names of those files that do not contain the searched pattern. In this example we will list players those do not 27 years old. It will scan the document for the desired information and present the result in a format you want. look at the code. This is also possible with grep - the -L options lets you do this. grep "alpha" | grep -v "beta" I use this kind of construct all the time to winnow down excessive results from grep. It's bad answer! Take a look at the grep commandline options “–exclude” and “–include”. Example: you want to find all instances of “ODataRequestContext” in the .java files in SDL’s example app, but not be bothered with HTML files, or worse, binary .class files. Syntax: grep search_string To exclude all lines that contain phoenix, enter: grep -v phoenix sample. A better option is to use the grep command. Do not forget to use the backslash before the pipe character.. You can use grep to print all lines that do not match a specific pattern of characters. The echo is not a reaction to grep. You may manually skim the content yourself to trace the information. 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