[TUHS] Short history of 'grep'

jason-tuhs at shalott.net jason-tuhs at shalott.net
Sun Jan 31 12:06:17 AEST 2016

> I'm still trying to get my around about how a program such as "egrep" 
> which handles complex patterns can be faster than one that doesn't... 
> It seems to defeat all logic :-)
> Is there a simple explanation, involving small words?  I've never really 
> looked at the theory.

My assumption when I read it was that it was a typo/braino, that the 
intent was "fgrep" rather than "egrep".


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