I did some research but I was unable to find anything to help, I need to find the word "war" in a text file, I know that I can use the cat command, but I need to modify it somehow, can someone help?

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    I am pretty sure I saw a question like this before. What is the assignment? – Jacob Vlijm Mar 10 '17 at 12:21
  • Not an assignment, just trying to get used to working with a few basic commands, I've used Ubuntu all my life, but I've only just started exploring the Terminal, always been afraid of braking it somehow xD – B0neCh3wer Mar 10 '17 at 12:25

You can do it by grep. You do not need cat for that.

grep -w war file_name

You can use cat too, if you like

cat file_name | grep -w war

but it is longer.

  • I tried this, and now it's not letting me do any commands, but I can type stuff, how do I get back to my command line? – B0neCh3wer Mar 10 '17 at 12:20
  • Press Ctrl+C probably ;-) – Pilot6 Mar 10 '17 at 12:21
  • I think it is a duplicate of something. I can't imagine nobody asked it. – Pilot6 Mar 10 '17 at 12:26

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