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grep [options] "foo" [file(s)]
 
grep [options] "foo" [file(s)]
  
You can omit the quotes if there are no spaces in the search term.
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*You can omit the quotes if there are no spaces in the search term.
If file is omitted, all files in current dir are searched.
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*If file is omitted, all files in current dir are searched.
Multiple files can be specified separated by spaces or wildcarded (*.txt)
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*Multiple files can be specified separated by spaces or wildcarded (*.txt)
'''While most tutorials assume that you are going to specify a file to search, using the search feature in vi makes more sense for working with a single file.'''
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*''''While most tutorials assume that you are going to specify a file to search, using the search feature in vi makes more sense for working with a single file.''''
  
-i  ignore case
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-i  ignore case
-n  print line #s
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-n  print line #s
-l  just show filenames
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-l  just show filenames
-x  exact matches only
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-x  exact matches only
-w  match whole words only
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-w  match whole words only
-m, --max-count=NUM      stop after NUM matches
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-m, --max-count=NUM      stop after NUM matches
-a  text files only
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-a  text files only
-r  recursive files inclusion
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-r  recursive files inclusion
  
  

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