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Old 09-18-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
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how to undertand this phrase in grep manual?


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Though grep expects to do the matching on text, it has no limits on input line length other than available memory, and it can match arbitrary characters within a line.
When I read the manual of GNU grep,I came across this sentence.I couldn't understand what "expect to do" means in this context.By the way,English is not my first language,but I'm trying my best to learn it well.
 
Old 09-18-2014, 08:18 PM   #2
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That means although grep has been designed to work with text, eg words, sentences, paragraphs, it can work with unusual format (512 MB line length?)
 
Old 09-19-2014, 01:43 PM   #3
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try command: findstr in Microsoft
 
  


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