grep

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From an idiomatic command sequence in the qed and ed text editors: ‘g/re/p’, meaning: globally search for a regular expression and print.

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Proper noun[edit]

grep

  1. A program which selects lines in a file which match a given pattern.

Verb[edit]

grep (third-person singular simple present greps, present participle grepping, simple past and past participle grepped)

  1. To use a program such as grep to search in a file.
  2. By extension, to search anything (perhaps a paper document by eye).

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Phrases[edit]

  • you can't grep dead trees: one can more easily search through digital media, using tools such as grep, than one can search through paper books (i.e., those made from dead trees)

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *grep- 'hook', from *gremb- (crooked, uneven), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to turn, bend, twist) (cf. English grapple, Old French grape, grappe, crape (hook), Norwegian grep (grasp)). Alternatively a contraction of variant gërepë, from archaic and dialectal gërjepë, from Proto-Albanian *ga-repa, from *repa ‘to peel, tear off’ (modern rrjep). More at rrjep[1].

Noun[edit]

grep m

  1. hook, fishhook

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “grep” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 123

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

grep n (definite singular grepet, indefinite plural grep, definite plural grepa or grepene)

  1. A grasp.

Verb[edit]

grep

  1. Past tense of gripe.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse greip, from Proto-Germanic *graipō.

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Noun[edit]

grep c

  1. garden fork, graip – a tool, resembling a pitchfork but where both handle and prongs are shorter and sturdier, and which is used more for digging than lifting

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grep

  1. past tense of gripa.