[INDOLOGY] Grep tool for searching on Mac

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Wed Sep 22 21:56:33 UTC 2021

Thanks, Dominik.


Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]

On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 1:31 PM Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Madhav, here's a pleasant, short account
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grep#History> of the history of how Ken
> Thompson, now 78, wrote grep.  Here's a nice 2019 interview of Thompson
> himself talking about grep
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY6q5dv_B-o&t=2120s>.  It's lovely that
> grep gets a round of applause :-)
> For the slightly braver, there are now command-line tools like ack and ag
> <https://github.com/ggreer/the_silver_searcher> (and sack and sag
> <https://github.com/sampson-chen/sack>) that are recursive and blindingly
> fast.  But grep is still wonderful and probably enough for most purposes.
> Best,
> Dominik
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