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"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 9, 2004
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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 3, 2004
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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 18, 2003
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From an idiomatic command sequence in the qed and ed text editors: ‘g/re/p’, meaning: globally search for a regular expression and print, The manual action 'grepping' is often used to denote searching for and returning information to another person.
After manually grepping the code, I can can conclude that you broke it on line 42
by okushama August 30, 2015
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The past tense form of "grep". To search using the unix-like command line tool with the same name.
Bob: I've grepped through the access logs, but I can't find anyone unauthorized to access the server!
Alice: Are you sure? I've received reports of the server security being subpar
by Dorumin April 6, 2021
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A small amount of deformation. typically a failed Photoshop of an individual that bulges the face.
Look at this Grep of blank it's really funny looking
by GrepMaker August 14, 2017
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To deficate on ones own chest
"man last night I had a good grepping session"
by Luke1000000 February 12, 2008
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