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.
DocumentationUser guide included and available from https://www.gnu.org/s/grep/manual/
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This is a GNU package:grep
released on 7 December 2016
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv3orlater||Genium||11 March 2016|
Leaders and contributors
|Jim Meyering||Maintainer (2009-present)|
|Paolo Bonzini||Maintainer (2009-2012)|
Resources and communication
|Bug Tracking||Bug Tracking||http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=grep|
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://git.sv.gnu.org/cgit/grep.git/|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 January 2017.