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  • Show all lines that do not contain blabla
grep -v blabla filename.txt
  • Match any character

With a dot (.) you can match any character

grep -E "L.nux"

Matches Linux, Lanux L nux, but not Lnux

  • Match all characters

With a .* you can match an arbitrary count of any character

grep -E "L.*nux"

Matches Linux, Liinux, Lanux, L nux and Lnux

  • Match any character but blank
grep -E "L[^ ]nux"

Match Linux, Lanux, but not Lnux and not L nux

See also