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grep faster and more effectively than grep, using grep
Authored by: joshewah on May 24, '07 09:13:33AM

fgrep is just grep that doesn't parse any regular expressions. So that is why you don't have to escape any of the characters that would be part of a regular expression. Theres also egrep, which works with extended regular expressions if you want to have even more regular expression power than the regular grep. So I guess if all you ever want to do is search for exact phrases then fgrep is fine for you.

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