Grep grep

I spend a lot of my time in the command line running various things.

Often I need to search, and grep is the tool for this. But sometimes I need to search for searches I've done before.

And then I bring out the big guns and use history combined with a grep grep.

It always amuses me to see grep grep, possibly because it's the sort of sound a frog makes and it so utterly removed the the technical place it sits.

Of course, to write this little post, I had to search for when I last did a grep grep search. When necessitated a history | grep 'grep grep'. Three times the grep - three times the fun!

And now grep has become meaningless.

[Image credit: Lori]