How to highlight a word in a text file

written by Admin


Posted on 2013-09-03


Problem

I want to highlight a word in a text file without removing other lines (like using grep).

Solution

You can use egrep to highlight text - or what you want, using regular expressions - but after the search term you must put a pipe to leave all lines (also those non highlighted) in the output:
# egrep --color 'word|' file.txt

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