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Definition of greps it

grep

verb - ambitransitive

  • in a non-computing context, to search.
    Could you grep the menu for something vegan while I go to the bathroom?
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    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • in a computing context, to search "manually" - i.e. by looking rather than using a computer program specifically intended for searching.
    I like GUIs because I can grep them visually for what I'm looking for.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2011.

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  • From the name of a Unix utility used to scan files in search of particular content. ("Grep" itself means "global regular expression print".)

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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