Grepping, named after the famous grep utility, is a slang for “selecting results matching something”

Here’s a quick example of grep itself:

$ cat sample.txt      # 01 02 10 20
$ grep 1 sample.txt   # 01    10

A particularly common form is “visual grepping”, which refers to grepping with your naked eyes. This term can be seen in discussions around UI design, especially among developers.

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