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dgrep, degrep, dfgrep, dzgrep -- grep through files belonging to an installed Debian package
[most grep options
] pattern package
(1) on each file in one or more installed Debian
It passes the package argument(s) to dglob(1) to retrieve a list of files
in those packages. You can use POSIX regular expressions for the package
If dgrep is invoked as degrep, dfgrep or dzgrep then egrep(1),
fgrep(1) or zgrep(1) is used instead of grep.
supports most of grep
(1)'s options. Please refer to your
documentation (i.e. the manpage or the texinfo manual) for
a complete listing. Only a few options are excluded because they do not
conform with the intended behaviour, see the list below.
Options of grep that are not supported by dgrep
- -r, --recursive, -d recurse, --directories=recurse
- -d read, --directories=read
dgrep searches only in the ``normal'' files of a package. It skips all
directories and symlinks. Therefor the options of
grep that are specific to directories are not supported.
Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org
This manpage was written by Frank Lichtenheld <email@example.com>.
COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE
Copyright (C) 2001 Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
any later version.
On Debian systems, a copy of the GNU General Public License may be
found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.
- Options of grep that are not supported by dgrep
- COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE
- SEE ALSO