6.28. Grep-2.9

The Grep package contains programs for searching through files.

Approximate build time: 0.4 SBU
Required disk space: 23 MB

6.28.1. Installation of Grep

First, fix a small problem with a test script:

sed -i 's/cp/#&/' tests/unibyte-bracket-expr

Prepare Grep for compilation:

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

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

6.28.2. Contents of Grep

Installed programs: egrep, fgrep, 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