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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=2.8
|Version identifier=2.10
|Version date=2011/06/21
|Version date=2011/11/16
|Version status=stable
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/grep/grep-2.8.tar.xz
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/grep/grep-2.10.tar.xz
|Last review by=Janet Casey
|Last review by=Janet Casey
|Last review date=2010-03-23
|Last review date=2010-03-23

Revision as of 06:08, 13 December 2011


GNU Grep

Finds lines that match entered patterns

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

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Download version 3.0 (stable)
released on 9 February 2017

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium15 February 2017

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
User & DeveloperDownloadhttp://ftpmirror.gnu.org/grep/
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.sv.gnu.org/cgit/grep.git/
DeveloperMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/grep-devel
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bug-grep@gnu.org
DeveloperMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-grep/
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/grep.git
DeveloperBug Trackinghttps://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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