BIG list of text processing recipes on linux. Featuring vim, tr, cat, tac, sort, shuf, seq, pr, paste, fmt, cut, nl, split, csplit, sed, awk, grep.

Here’s some more cool text processing techniques that I wrote. It starts with a simple regex tutorial. Then it continues to explain a wide variety of general text processing tools and their purprose. Finally I’ve added all the previous guides (from grep, sed, awk, vim) into one place.

Enjoy and let me know what you think! 🙂

I recommend the following books if you want to learn more about text processing:

Definitive Guide to sed – by Daniel Goldman


Sed & Awk – Dale Dougherty & Arnold Robbins


Effective awk programming – by Arnold Robbins