Tag: grep


Unveiling the Power of Grep: A Deep Dive into Recursive Search

In the realm of text processing and data mining, the command-line utility ‘grep’ stands as an indispensable tool for searching through information. The ‘grep’ command, which stands for “Global Regular Expression Print,” is utilized extensively in UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems for searching specific patterns within files. However, its utility goes beyond mere pattern matching. In this blog post, we…

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Why does grep report “Binary file matches”?

The grep command is a powerful tool for searching for text in files. However, it can sometimes report “Binary file matches” if the file it is searching contains binary data. This is because grep by default assumes that a file is binary if the first few bytes of the file indicate that it contains binary data. Today I found an…

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