O'Reilly logo

Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Address Symbols

Symbol

Meaning

1,$

All lines in the file.

x,y

Lines x through y.

x;y

Lines x through y, with current line reset to x.

0

Top of file.

.

Current line.

num

Absolute line number num.

$

Last line.

%

All lines; same as 1,$.

x-n

n lines before x.

x+n

n lines after x.

-[num]

One or num lines previous.

+[num]

One or num lines ahead.

'x

Line marked with x.

"

Previous mark.

/pattern/

Forward to line matching pattern.

?pattern?

Backward to line matching pattern.

See Chapter 7 for more information on using patterns.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required