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February 5, 2010

Learn to use search effectively in Linux using grep

Filed under: Linux/Unix Related,Tech Related,Tutorials — Suramya @ 11:59 PM

grep is a really powerful tool that allows you to search for specific string/data within a given text. This text can be a list of files or the content of a given file, even a list of programs running. Basically it allows you to filter the required text from background noise.

As you can imagine it is a very powerful tool but most people don’t really learn to use it well. Zahid Irfan wrote a very nice blog post on ‘Why grep almost never yields something productive‘ for new Linux users and has some great examples that explain grep usage quite well for all users both new and experienced

Check it out.

– Suramya

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