grep 2.5.3~dfsg-5ubuntu2 (i386 binary) in ubuntu intrepid
'grep' is a utility to search for text in files; it can be used from the
command line or in scripts. Even if you don't want to use it, other packages
on your system probably will.
The GNU family of grep utilities may be the "fastest grep in the west".
GNU grep is based on a fast lazy-state deterministic matcher (about
twice as fast as stock Unix egrep) hybridized with a Boyer-Moore-Gosper
search for a fixed string that eliminates impossible text from being
considered by the full regexp matcher without necessarily having to
look at every character. The result is typically many times faster
than Unix grep or egrep. (Regular expressions containing backreferencing
will run more slowly, however.)
- Package version:
- grep_2.5.3~dfsg-5ubuntu2_i386.deb (151.0 KiB)