The name "grep"

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Mon Jul 7 10:21:40 UTC 2014

On Mon, 2014-07-07 at 11:08 +0100, Arthur Chance wrote:
> It's of historical interest, but 30+ years down the line

It still matters as a mnemonic. Everybody understands that "mv" is for
"move". But "grep"? Most of all I like "dd", reminds me of 2001's HAL,
abcd ... hijklm ... yvz, it's negated by the filmmakers, but anyway ...
^^       ^^  ^^ ... obviously IBM.

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