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Skimming Files Before You Grep Them

Nov 02, 2015, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jed Reynolds)

Grep is a utility to find string patterns in text files. I cannot show you all the magic that grep can perform. Often the stuff you want to find in a file is buried in a lot of crud you don't want in the file. Web server files? Yeah. Those. Spreadsheets? Unfortunately, they get large too. Image files? Yes, those too! I???m going to focus on those towards the end. So, let's review a few tricks..

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