Definition of grep in English:

grep

Syllabification: grep

Entry from US English dictionary

Computing

noun

  • A Unix command used to search files for the occurrence of a string of characters that matches a specified pattern.

verb (greps, grepping, grepped)

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  • Search for (a string of characters) using grep.

Origin

from the initial letters of global(ly) search regular expression print.

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