UNIQ(1)                 NetBSD General Commands Manual                 UNIQ(1)

NAME
     uniq -- report or filter out repeated lines in a file

SYNOPSIS
     uniq [-cdu] [-f fields] [-s chars] [input_file [output_file]]

DESCRIPTION
     The uniq utility reads the standard input comparing adjacent lines, and
     writes a copy of each unique input line to the standard output.  The sec-
     ond and succeeding copies of identical adjacent input lines are not writ-
     ten.  Repeated lines in the input will not be detected if they are not
     adjacent, so it may be necessary to sort the files first.

     The following options are available:

     -c      Precede each output line with the count of the number of times
             the line occurred in the input, followed by a single space.

     -d      Don't output lines that are not repeated in the input.

     -f fields
             Ignore the first fields in each input line when doing compar-
             isons.  A field is a string of non-blank characters separated
             from adjacent fields by blanks.  Field numbers are one based,
             i.e., the first field is field one.

     -s chars
             Ignore the first chars characters in each input line when doing
             comparisons.  If specified in conjunction with the -f option, the
             first chars characters after the first fields fields will be
             ignored.  Character numbers are one based, i.e., the first char-
             acter is character one.

     -u      Don't output lines that are repeated in the input.

     Additional arguments input_file and output_file may be specified on the
     command line, where the former is then used as the name of an input file,
     and the latter as the name of an output file.

EXIT STATUS
     The uniq utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

COMPATIBILITY
     The historic +number and -number options have been deprecated but are
     still supported in this implementation.

SEE ALSO
     sort(1)

STANDARDS
     The uniq utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compati-
     ble.

NetBSD 6.0                      August 26, 2012                     NetBSD 6.0

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