Any fancy grep utility replacements out there?
robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 22:06:24 CEST 2008
samslists at gmail.com wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who responded, and sorry for my late response.
> Grin seems like the perfect solution for me. I finally had a chance
> to download it and play with it today. It's great.
> Robert...you were kind enough to ask if I had any requests. Just the
> one right now of grepping through gzip files. If for some reason you
> don't want to do it or don't have time to do it, I could probably do
> it and send you a patch. But I imagine that since you wrote the code,
> you could do it more elegantly than I could.
I was hoping that the code would be understandable enough that it shouldn't
matter who's modifying it. But I have a plane trip tomorrow; I'll take a stab at it.
> P.S. Robert....this program totally deserves a real web page, not
> just being buried in an svn repository. I spent a lot of time looking
> for a tool like this that was written in python. I imagine others
> have as well, and have simply given up.
It will. Eventually.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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