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noun 
  1. A program which selects lines in a file which match a given pattern.
verb (grep, p, ing)
  1. To use the program to search in a file.
  2. By extension, to search anything (perhaps a paper document by eye).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, greppen), zoeken(nl)
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Etymology: From an idiomatic command sequence in the w:QED (text editor), qed and w:ed (text editor), ed text editors: "g/re/p", meaning: globally search for a regular expression, regular expression and print.


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