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Re: comments in import files

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg74680] Re: comments in import files
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 01:29:49 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <eudd45$sdc$1@smc.vnet.net> <eufr25$7rm$1@smc.vnet.net> <euig6q$osl$1@smc.vnet.net>

rob wrote:
> Hi, I spent some time in the Help looking for "grep". It is 
> listed is several places and appears to be associated with 
> FindList. But I never found a single instance of the term 
> "grep" mentioned anywhere after reading thru many pages.
> 
> Can you please give me some clue what it is? Thanks.
[snip]

The command grep [1] is an standard external command provided by any 
UNIX or Linux distributions. However, it does not belong to Mathematica 
and it is not installed by Mathematica either, that is if you use 
Windows, you must install it by yourself. For instance, see Cygwin [2].

Regards,
Jean-Marc

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grep

[2] http://www.cygwin.com/


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