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colore email adress

colore email adress

colore email adress

I'd like to have colored the first occurrence of an email address xxxx@xxxx.xxx.xxx in each matched line

I tried with gnu grep like this:
grep --color -P "[[:space:]]+[[:alpha:]]+@[[:alnum:]]+.+[[:space:]]" input
but it shows all in color to the end of line.

I found another way with tput:
# on=$(tput setaf 7; tput setab 1; tput bold) off=$(tput sgr0)
# sed "s/[^[:blank:]]\{1,\}/$on&$off/10" input

it is coloring column 10, but can the sed be learned to color first column matching the 'e-mail' pattern?

RE: colore email adress

ok, I've found a solution with grep:

grep --colour -E "\b[A-Za-z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Za-z0-9.-]+\.[A-Za-z]{2,6}\b" input

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