On 2011-05-16, no.top.post / gmail.com wrote:
> awk &stuff can "give me the the Nth element",
> but, without writing your own search-loop,
> what can "give me the index of the 'element'
> which is <elementValue>" ?
>
> I think it's called 'reverse indexing' ?

   Do you want 'grep -n'?

   If not, please be more specific.

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   Pro Bash Programming: Scripting the GNU/Linux Shell (2009, Apress)
   Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)