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grep

  1. To gather information related to a particular subject from a large amount of data.
  2. To ascertain the meaning or function of an explanation.

I can't grep reliable guidelines by which to narrow design options.

Is the verb "grep" too geeky for E&R?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Is anything too geeky for E&R? \$\endgroup\$ Dec 24 '10 at 4:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ I thought people at E&R were also geeks. Is the word geek only for CS majors? \$\endgroup\$
    – Rick_2047
    Dec 26 '10 at 6:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Rick_2047, Certainly E&R users are geeks; but to what extent? ;) \$\endgroup\$
    – tyblu
    Dec 26 '10 at 7:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ That's not the exact meaning I've seen used for grep. I've only seen it used to mean "locate a piece of information within a huge pile of information" rather than a general "gather information" sense. See also "man 1 grep" \$\endgroup\$
    – markrages
    Dec 27 '10 at 0:25
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    \$\begingroup\$ ...and here i was thinking it was just the name of a unix command line utility... can I awk you something? what did you sed the other day? \$\endgroup\$
    – vicatcu
    Dec 29 '10 at 15:25
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No.

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Yes. Most EE's that have been out of school for 10 years or more don't know it.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Though there may be many EE's frequenting E&R, I doubt they are the majority. The Hacker/Maker crowd must be larger. Anyway, I certainly didn't learn about grep at school. \$\endgroup\$
    – tyblu
    Jan 1 '11 at 21:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think that the qualifier is not 'time since school' but 'time since using an OS other than Windows'. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 3 '11 at 20:04

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