verb (grep, p, ing)
- A program which selects lines in a file which match a given pattern.
- To use the program to search in a file.
- By extension, to search anything (perhaps a paper document by eye).
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.
- Dutch: (t, nl, greppen), zoeken(nl)
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