The look utility displays any lines in file which contain string.
As look performs a binary search, the lines in file must be
sorted (where sort(1) was given the same options -d and/or -f
that look is invoked with).
If file is not specified, the file /usr/share/dict/words is used,
only alphanumeric characters are compared and the case of
alphabetic characters is ignored.
Use the alternative dictionary file.
Use normal dictionary character set and order, i.e., only
blanks and alphanumeric characters are compared. This is on
by default if no file is specified.
Note that blanks have been added to dictionary character set
for compatibility with sort -d command since version 2.28.
Ignore the case of alphabetic characters. This is on by
default if no file is specified.
-t, --terminate character
Specify a string termination character, i.e., only the
characters in string up to and including the first occurrence
of character are compared.
Display version information and exit.
Display help text and exit.
The look utility exits 0 if one or more lines were found and
displayed, 1 if no lines were found, and >1 if an error occurred.
The look command is part of the util-linux package which can be
downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
<https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>. This page
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