Frequently Asked Questions
What does grep mean?
While a majority of the world has never heard of this word, the word grep does have history and utility.
Grep (Unix-like operating system command) is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines that match a regular expression.
Its name comes from the ed command g/re/p, which has the same effect. grep was originally developed for the Unix operating system, but later available for all Unix-like systems and some others such as OS-9.
What does grep stand for?
The word grep is an abbreviation for: Global regular expression print
What is the function of grep?
So what does grep do? The command will search for PATTERN in each FILE or standard input. PATTERNS is one or more patterns separated by newline characters, and grep prints each line that matches a pattern. Typically PATTERNS should be quoted when grep is used in a shell command.
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