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git-grep(1)
===========
 
NAME
----
git-grep - Print lines matching a pattern
 
 
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
'git-grep' [--cached]
	   [-a | --text] [-I] [-i | --ignore-case] [-w | --word-regexp]
	   [-v | --invert-match]
	   [-E | --extended-regexp]  [-G | --basic-regexp]
	   [-n] [-l | --files-with-matches] [-L | --files-without-match]
	   [-c | --count]
	   [-A <post-context>] [-B <pre-context>] [-C <context>]
	   [-f <file>] [-e <pattern>]
	   [<tree>...]
	   [--] [<path>...]
 
DESCRIPTION
-----------
Look for specified patterns in the working tree files, blobs
registered in the index file, or given tree objects.
 
 
OPTIONS
-------
--cached::
	Instead of searching in the working tree files, check
	the blobs registerd 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.
 
-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.
 
-E | --extended-regexp | -G | --basic-regexp::
	Use POSIX extended/basic regexp for patterns.  Default
	is to use basic regexp.
 
-n::
	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.
 
-[ABC] <context>::
	Show `context` trailing (`A` -- after), or leading (`B`
	-- before), or both (`C` -- context) lines, and place a
	line containing `--` between continguous groups of
	matches.
 
-f <file>::
	Read patterns from <file>, one per line.
 
`<tree>...`::
	Search blobs in the trees for specified patterns.
 
`--`::
	Signals the end of options; the rest of the parameters
	are <path> limiters.
 
 
Author
------
Originally written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>, later
revamped by Junio C Hamano.
 
 
Documentation
--------------
Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.
 
GIT
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Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite