[TUHS] grep

Bakul Shah bakul at bitblocks.com
Thu Jul 19 03:35:56 AEST 2018

On Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:13:52 -0400 George Michaelson <ggm at algebras.org> wrote:
George Michaelson writes:
> I was always told g/re/p as in g(lobally) apply r(egular) e(xpression)
> and p(rint) was a backronym which reflected the regex commonalities of
> sed/awk/grep/ed/ex/vi (ok, the latter two of course eggregiously
> offend because its Bill Joy exoticism, but I think by now we can
> accept some of the pauline epistles have later authors and are still
> held to be useful...

Here Brian Kernighan tells the story of how grep came about.
I love how he ends the story!


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