8.34. Grep-3.11

The Grep package contains programs for searching through the contents of files.

Approximate build time: 0.4 SBU
Required disk space: 39 MB

8.34.1. Installation of Grep

First, remove a warning about using egrep and fgrep that makes tests on some packages fail:

sed -i "s/echo/#echo/" src/egrep.sh

Prepare Grep for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

8.34.2. Contents of Grep

Installed programs: egrep, fgrep, and grep

Short Descriptions


Prints lines matching an extended regular expression. It is obsolete, use grep -E instead


Prints lines matching a list of fixed strings. It is obsolete, use grep -F instead


Prints lines matching a basic regular expression