Display any lines in file which contain string as a prefix.

      look [-df] [-t termchar] string [file]

      As look performs a binary search, the lines in file must be sorted.


 -d   Dictionary character set and order, i.e. only alphanumeric characters are compared.

 -f   Ignore the case of alphabetic characters (UPPER/lower).

 -t   Specify a string termination character, i.e. only the characters
      in string up to and including the first occurrence of termchar are compared.

If file is not specified, the dictionary file /usr/share/dict/words is used, only alphanumeric characters are compared and the case of alphabetic characters is ignored.

Exits 0 if one or more lines were found and displayed, 1 if no lines were found, and >1 if an error occurred.

The return status is the exit status of the last command executed in consequent-commands, or zero if none were executed.

"One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things" ~ Henry Miller

Related linux commands

grep - Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern.
sort - Sort text files.
Equivalent Windows command: FIND - Search for a text string in a file.

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