6.34. Grep-2.21

The Grep package contains programs for searching through files.

Approximate build time: 0.4 SBU
Required disk space: 29 MB

6.34.1. Installation of Grep

First fix a potential security issue identified upstream:

sed -i -e '/tp++/a  if (ep <= tp) break;' src/kwset.c

Prepare Grep for compilation:

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

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

The test-update-copyright.sh failure can be safely ignored.

Install the package:

make install

6.34.2. 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