[TUHS] Short history of 'grep'

Mary Ann Horton mah at mhorton.net
Sun Jan 31 05:10:47 AEST 2016

A great read.  Thanks!

I'm wondering if anyone can confirm the (possibly apocryphal) grep story 
about the meeting at Bell Labs and the person who was late because she 
couldn't find her keys?  Maybe put some names to the characters?

(I can tell the story as I heard it, but I suspect we've all heard it 


     Mary Ann

On 01/29/2016 07:00 PM, Warren Toomey wrote:
> Norman put this link up on twitter:
> https://medium.com/@rualthanzauva/grep-was-a-private-command-of-mine-for-quite-a-while-before-i-made-it-public-ken-thompson-a40e24a5ef48#.t94fs3pgx
> All good, except I'm not sure I would have written "One guy McIlroy claimed
> grep was invented for him." :-)
> Cheers, Warren (a lesser guy)

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