Like the comm utility, the "uniq" utility is used
to find repetition. However, the "uniq" utility is used to find
repeated lines within a file rather than between two files. The "uniq"
utility is used to find adjacent duplicate lines and (usually) remove them.
The usual syntax looks something like
uniq options filename optional_new_filename
If no optional_new_filename is specified, the output of
uniq will be printed to standard output.
As you might expect, it is most common to run
the uniq utility after having already sorted the file. Below is an example
on how you might use the "uniq" utility.
The "uniq" utility comes with several useful
utilities. The more common ones are described below
||Produces a columnar output in which the left column reports the number of times
the line was repeated
||Displays one copy of each repeated line, but does not display non-
||Non repeated lines are displayed, but repeated lines are not.
Consider the following examples
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