Saturday, February 23, 2013

grep IP addresses with regular expressions

If addresses.txt contains lines of addresses, this grep command will give you only the lines with a valid IP address and nothing else.

cat addresses.txt | grep '^[0-9]\{1,3\}.[0-9]\{1,3\}.[0-9]\{1,3\}.[0-9]\{1,3\}$'`

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