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Alternative to 'grep'

'pmatch' is an alternative to grep. It has most of the same functionality, but is coupled with the power of PCRE engine in PHP. Features include syntax highlighting, trimming whitespace off the match for easier viewing, showing only the portion of the line that matched (unlike grep, which shows the entire line), and showing the lines around the match to see it in context.



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Janet Casey

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21 January 2004

Leaders and contributors

Monte Ohrt Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
R (Ref)
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to usePHP


"R (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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