6.44. Grep-2.5.1a

The Grep package contains programs for searching through files.

Approximate build time: 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 4.5 MB
Installation depends on: Bash, Binutils, Coreutils, Diffutils, GCC, Gettext, Glibc, Make, Sed, and Texinfo

6.44.1. Installation of Grep

Prepare Grep for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr --bindir=/bin

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue: make check.

Install the package:

make install

6.44.2. Contents of Grep

Installed programs: egrep (link to grep), fgrep (link to grep), and grep

Short Descriptions


Prints lines matching an extended regular expression


Prints lines matching a list of fixed strings


Prints lines matching a basic regular expression