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8 July 2018

Brian Kernighan, one of the co-creators of Unix, on where GREP came from

The grep(1) man page describes grep as "print lines matching a pattern", but where does the grep name actually come from, and what is the history of the ever-useful grep command?

Anyway, over to Brian Kernighan to explain it all:

 

 

 

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