Nov 252012
 

Terminal
In the past I’ve posted an article regarding the basic usage of grep, one of the commands that I use daily at work to search a text within multiple files, or a text string in the list of running process of a Linux server, but I’ve forgot to show you a small and useful option : How to colour the output that you get from grep to highlight the text you were searching for in a long line.

This is a small option of this powerful command but can save your eyes when searching for a particular property of a Java process that is 4 or 5 lines long.

To be honest I’ve realised this thanks to an article of Alessio, posted recently on his nice blog: http://dark-linux.net and so the following is the translation by me of his article in Italian with some small addition in examples and explanations.

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Sep 272012
 

Or should i say: “grep -R doesn’t automatically search amazon” ?
This is becoming the most popular bug on launchpad, and if you are an Ubuntu user perhaps you have already seen it, for all the others..this is an interesting “bug” on a feature request, this is the original text of the bug posted by the user akeane

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