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Re: Equivalent of Linux Grep Command

by thunders (Priest)
on Jul 13, 2009 at 19:42 UTC ( #779732=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Equivalent of Linux Grep Command

That's a reasonable start to an implementation. Any solution I can think of involve scanning the file and maintaining @before and @after buffers as you go.

Perl isn't really intended to provide one liners for every common unix command, and grep itself is a tool not a programming language, any implementation of grep in C is considerably more than one 80 character line of code.

There is a program called prep on CPAN, which is a pure perl implementation of grep. The source to that program may provide inspiration.

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