Subscribe English
look up any word, like sapiosexual:
 
1.
"To search" - Derives from the standard Unix search utility of the same name.
Please grep the movie listings to see what time the movie starts.
by Bri March 09, 2004
58 17
 
2.
Grep is a UNIX/LINUX utility that searches the named input FILE/s for lines containing a match to the
given PATTERN.
dmesg | grep -i 'usb'

here the dmesg command is piped through grep to extract any patterned data matching 'usb'. The -i switch is used to tell grep to ignore the case of the letters 'usb'.
by inspire_d March 03, 2004
24 5
 
3.
To find a pattern in a given input.

grep "pattern" FILE

Or:

"I grep'd your product's manual, but found nothing about 'what to do if product is on fire'."
by Josh January 17, 2003
12 11