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NAMEgit-grep - Print lines matching a pattern
git-grep [--cached] [-a | --text] [-I] [-i | --ignore-case] [-w | --word-regexp] [-v | --invert-match] [-h|-H] [--full-name] [-E | --extended-regexp] [-G | --basic-regexp] [-F | --fixed-strings] [-n] [-l | --files-with-matches] [-L | --files-without-match] [-c | --count] [--all-match] [-A <post-context>] [-B <pre-context>] [-C <context>] [-f <file>] [-e] <pattern> [--and|--or|--not|(|)|-e <pattern>...] [<tree>...] [--] [<path>...]
DESCRIPTIONLook for specified patterns in the working tree files, blobs registered in the index file, or given tree objects.
- Instead of searching in the working tree files, check the blobs registered in the index file.
-a | --text
- Process binary files as if they were text.
-i | --ignore-case
- Ignore case differences between the patterns and the files.
- Don't match the pattern in binary files.
-w | --word-regexp
- Match the pattern only at word boundary (either begin at the beginning of a line, or preceded by a non-word character; end at the end of a line or followed by a non-word character).
-v | --invert-match
- Select non-matching lines.
-h | -H
- By default, the command shows the filename for each match. -h option is used to suppress this output. -H is there for completeness and does not do anything except it overrides -h given earlier on the command line.
- When run from a subdirectory, the command usually outputs paths relative to the current directory. This option forces paths to be output relative to the project top directory.
-E | --extended-regexp | -G | --basic-regexp
- Use POSIX extended/basic regexp for patterns. Default is to use basic regexp.
-F | --fixed-strings
- Use fixed strings for patterns (don't interpret pattern as a regex).
- Prefix the line number to matching lines.
-l | --files-with-matches | -L | --files-without-match
- Instead of showing every matched line, show only the names of files that contain (or do not contain) matches.
-c | --count
- Instead of showing every matched line, show the number of lines that match.
- Show context trailing (A --- after), or leading (B --- before), or both (C --- context) lines, and place a line containing -- between contiguous groups of matches.
- A shortcut for specifying -C<num>.
- Read patterns from <file>, one per line.
- The next parameter is the pattern. This option has to be used for patterns starting with - and should be used in scripts passing user input to grep. Multiple patterns are combined by or.
--and | --or | --not | ( | )
- Specify how multiple patterns are combined using Boolean expressions. --or is the default operator. --and has higher precedence than --or. -e has to be used for all patterns.
- When giving multiple pattern expressions combined with --or, this flag is specified to limit the match to files that have lines to match all of them.
- Search blobs in the trees for specified patterns.
- Signals the end of options; the rest of the parameters are <path> limiters.
git grep -e '#define' --and \( -e MAX_PATH -e PATH_MAX \)
- Looks for a line that has #define and either MAX_PATH or PATH_MAX.
git grep --all-match -e NODE -e Unexpected
- Looks for a line that has NODE or Unexpected in files that have lines that match both.
AUTHOROriginally written by Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>, later revamped by Junio C Hamano.
DOCUMENTATIONDocumentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <email@example.com>.
GITPart of the git(7) suite