> That is not a reply to my question though. I wondered why you asked 
your question in the first place (see at thread start). What do you need 
that for?
Regards robert

Hi Robert,
Seems the mail hasn't been sent:
I wanted a simple grep for textlines, without converting to an array 
(array makes no sense, epecially, for a long text)
Similar for sort: as far as I read, there is no uniq (sort -u) (for 
following lines only).

Opti


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