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@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
[-n] [-l | --files-with-matches] [-L | --files-without-match]
[-c | --count]
[-A <post-context>] [-B <pre-context>] [-C <context>]
- [-f <file>] [-e] <pattern>
+ [-f <file>] [-e] <pattern> [--and|--or|--not|(|)|-e <pattern>...]
[<tree>...]
[--] [<path>...]
@@ -74,16 +74,30 @@ OPTIONS
-e::
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.
+ 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.
`<tree>...`::
Search blobs in the trees for specified patterns.
-`--`::
+\--::
Signals the end of options; the rest of the parameters
are <path> limiters.
+Example
+-------
+
+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`.
+
Author
------
Originally written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>, later