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Display lines beginning with a prefix in a sorted file. Note: the lines in the file must be sorted. See also: grep, sort. More information:

  • Search for lines beginning with a specific prefix in a specific file:

look {{prefix}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Case-insensitively ([f]) search only on alphanumeric characters ([d]):

look -f -d {{prefix}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Specify a string [t]ermination character (space by default):

look -t {{,}}

  • Search in /usr/share/dict/words (-d and -f are assumed):

look {{prefix}}