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UNIQ(1)                     General Commands Manual                    UNIQ(1)

     uniq - report or filter out repeated lines in a file

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

     The uniq utility reads the standard input comparing adjacent lines, and
     writes a copy of each unique input line to the standard output.  The
     second and succeeding copies of identical adjacent input lines are not
     written.  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
             comparisons.  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
             character 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.

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

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


     The uniq utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 ("POSIX.2")

NetBSD 10.99                    August 26, 2012                   NetBSD 10.99