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|Related projects=Bitap,Diffutils,Findutils,Kodos,Sagasu,chgrep,fsgrep,gawk,pmatch,wdiff,bool
|Related projects=Bitap,Diffutils,Findutils,Kodos,Sagasu,chgrep,fsgrep,gawk,pmatch,wdiff,bool
|Keywords=grep,editing,egrep,fgrep,patterns,regex,regexp,regular expressions
|Keywords=grep,editing,egrep,fgrep,patterns,regex,regexp,regular expressions
|Version identifier=2.16
|Version identifier=2.18
|Version date=2014/01/01
|Version date=2014/02/21
|Version status=stable
|Version status=stable
|Version download=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/grep/grep-2.16.tar.xz
|Version download=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/grep/grep-2.18.tar.xz
|Last review by=Genium
|Last review by=Genium
|Last review date=2014/01/05
|Last review date=2014/02/23
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Submitted date=2011-04-01

Revision as of 04:00, 23 February 2014


GNU Grep

Grep is a tool for finding text inside files. Text is found by matching a pattern provided by the user in one or many files. The pattern may be provided as a basic or extended regular expression, or as fixed strings. By default, the matching text is simply printed to the screen, however the output can be greatly customized to include, for example, line numbers. GNU grep offers many extensions over the standard utility, including, for example, recursive directory searching.


User guide included and available from https://www.gnu.org/s/grep/manual/

"IRC irc://chat.freenode.net/#grep " IRC general channel

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:grep


Download version 3.0 (stable)
released on 9 February 2017

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GPLv3orlaterGenium15 February 2017

Leaders and contributors

Jim Meyering Maintainer (2009-present)
Paolo Bonzini Maintainer (2009-2012)

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Gentoo Homepage https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/sys-apps/grep
User & Developer Download http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/grep/
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.sv.gnu.org/cgit/grep.git/
NetBSD Homepage http://pkgsrc.se/textproc/grep
Developer Mailing List Subscribe https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/grep-devel
Bug Tracking E-mail mailto:bug-grep@gnu.org
Developer Mailing List Subscribe https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-grep/
Developer Homepage https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/grep/
Guix Homepage https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/g.html
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/grep.git
Debian Homepage https://packages.debian.org/jessie/grep
Developer Bug Tracking https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=grep

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 15 February 2017.


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