• 12 Useful Commands For Filtering Text for Effective File Operations in Linux

    In this article, we will review a number of command line tools that act as filters in Linux. A filter is a program that reads standard input, performs an operation upon it and writes the results to standard output.

    For this reason, it can be used to process information in powerful ways such as restructuring output to generate useful reports, modifying text in files and many other system administration tasks.

    With that said, below are some of the useful file or text filters in Linux.

    1. Awk Command

    Awk is a remarkable pattern scanning and processing language, it can be used to build useful filters in Linux. You can start using it by reading through our Awk series Part 1 to Part 13.
    Additionally, also read through the awk man page for more info and usage options:

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