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6 Best CLI Tools to Search Plain-Text Data Using Regular Expressions

Coming in the first place is the grep utility tool – is an acronym for Global Regular Expression Print , is a powerful command-line tool that comes in handy when searching for a specific string or a pattern in a file.

Grep ships with modern Linux distributions by default and gives you the flexibility to return various search results.

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