|LOOK(1)||General Commands Manual||LOOK(1)|
look — display
lines beginning with a given string
look utility displays any lines in
file which contain string as a
look performs a binary search, the lines
in file must be sorted.
If file is not specified, the file /usr/share/dict/words is used. Only alphanumeric characters are compared and the case of alphabetic characters is ignored.
The options are as follows:
look utility exits 0 if one or more
lines were found and displayed, 1 if no lines were found, or >1 if an
The original manual page stated that tabs and blank characters
participated in comparisons when the
-d option was
specified. This was incorrect and the current man page matches the historic
look command appeared in
Version 7 AT&T UNIX.
|September 3, 2010||OpenBSD-current|