[TUHS] Short history of 'grep'

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Sun Jan 31 14:20:41 AEST 2016

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016, at 21:06, jason-tuhs at shalott.net wrote:
> > 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".

Wouldn't you have to know exactly what your keys look like?

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