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[from the qed/ed editor idiom g/re/p , where re stands for a regular expression, to Globally search for the Regular Expression and Print the lines containing matches to it, via UNIX 'grep(1)']

vt. To rapidly scan a file or file set looking for a particular string or pattern. By extension, to look for something by pattern.

"Grep the bulletin board for the system backup schedule, would you?"

See also vgrep.