Extract Text Data with Bash and Regex

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Use a Bash regular expression to develop a simple match pattern in a bash script.

Use a Bash Script to locate email matches from the command line.

Use grep in the bash script to capture multiple emails on word boundaries.

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will extract email text data from a file using a regular expression in a bash script. The bash shell is a widely used shell within Linux distributions. One of the Linux tools often needed is file data extraction to obtain specific fields from files. For example, email files containing email addresses can often be difficult to analyze because of extraneous data. Error log files may also be more easily analyzed by matching specific data fields. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Bash While Loops
  • Grep Regular Expressions
  • Bash Regular Expressions
  • Bash Shift
  • Bash Scripting

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Use a Bash Script to Read and extract data using a regular expression.

  2. Use a Bash regular expression to develop a simple match pattern in a bash script.

  3. Use a Bash regular expression to extract a specific email pattern.

  4. Use a Bash Script to locate email matches from the command line.

  5. Use grep in the bash script to capture multiple emails on word boundaries.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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