[TUHS] Short history of 'grep'
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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