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  1. grepverb

    To use a program such as grep to search in a file.

    Etymology: From an idiomatic command sequence in the qed and ed text editors: ‘g/re/p’, meaning: globally search for a regular expression and print.

  2. grepverb

    By extension, to search anything (perhaps a paper document by eye).

    Etymology: From an idiomatic command sequence in the qed and ed text editors: ‘g/re/p’, meaning: globally search for a regular expression and print.

  3. grepnoun

    A program which selects lines in a file which match a given pattern.

    Etymology: From an idiomatic command sequence in the qed and ed text editors: ‘g/re/p’, meaning: globally search for a regular expression and print.

Freebase

  1. grep

    Grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression. Grep was originally developed for the Unix operating system, but is available today for all Unix-like systems. Its name comes from the ed command g/re/p, which have the same effect: doing a global search with the regular expression and printing all matching lines.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. grep

    [from the qed/ed editor idiom g/re/p, where re stands for a regular expression, to Globally search for the Regular Expression and Print the lines containing matches to it, via Unix grep(1)] To rapidly scan a file or set of files looking for a particular string or pattern (when browsing through a large set of files, one may speak of grepping around). By extension, to look for something by pattern. “Grep the bulletin board for the system backup schedule, would you?” See also vgrep.[It has been alleged that the source is from the title of a paper “A General Regular Expression Parser”, but dmr confirms the g/re/p etymology --ESR]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GREP in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GREP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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