GIT-GREP(1) Git Manual GIT-GREP(1)
git-grep - Print lines matching a pattern
git grep [-a | --text] [-I] [-i | --ignore-case] [-w | --word-regexp]
[-v | --invert-match] [-h|-H] [--full-name]
[-E | --extended-regexp] [-G | --basic-regexp]
[-F | --fixed-strings] [-n]
[-l | --files-with-matches] [-L | --files-without-match]
[-z | --null]
[-c | --count] [--all-match] [-q | --quiet]
[--color[=<when>] | --no-color]
[-A <post-context>] [-B <pre-context>] [-C <context>]
[-f <file>] [-e] <pattern>
[--cached | --no-index | <tree>...]
Look for specified patterns in the tracked files in the work tree, blobs registered in the
index file, or blobs in given tree objects.
Instead of searching tracked files in the working tree, search blobs registered in the
Search files in the current directory, not just those tracked by git.
Process binary files as if they were text.
Ignore case differences between the patterns and the files.
Don't match the pattern in binary files.
For each <pathspec> given on command line, descend at most <depth> levels of
directories. A negative value means no limit.
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
Select non-matching lines.
By default, the command shows the filename for each match. -h option is used to
suppress this output. -H is there for completeness and does not do anything except it
overrides -h given earlier on the command line.
When run from a subdirectory, the command usually outputs paths relative to the
current directory. This option forces paths to be output relative to the project top
-E, --extended-regexp, -G, --basic-regexp
Use POSIX extended/basic regexp for patterns. Default is to use basic regexp.
Use fixed strings for patterns (don't interpret pattern as a regex).
Prefix the line number to matching lines.
-l, --files-with-matches, --name-only, -L, --files-without-match
Instead of showing every matched line, show only the names of files that contain (or
do not contain) matches. For better compatibility with git diff, --name-only is a
synonym for --files-with-matches.
Output \0 instead of the character that normally follows a file name.
Instead of showing every matched line, show the number of lines that match.
Show colored matches. The value must be always (the default), never, or auto.
Turn off match highlighting, even when the configuration file gives the default to
color output. Same as --color=never.
Show context trailing (A -- after), or leading (B
-- before), or both (C -- context) lines, and place a line containing -- between
contiguous groups of matches.
A shortcut for specifying -C<num>.
Show the preceding line that contains the function name of the match, unless the
matching line is a function name itself. The name is determined in the same way as git
diff works out patch hunk headers (see Defining a custom hunk-header in
Read patterns from <file>, one per line.
The next parameter is the pattern. This option has to be used for patterns starting
with - and should be used in scripts passing user input to grep. Multiple patterns are
combined by or.
--and, --or, --not, ( ... )
Specify how multiple patterns are combined using Boolean expressions. --or is the
default operator. --and has higher precedence than --or. -e has to be used for all
When giving multiple pattern expressions combined with --or, this flag is specified to
limit the match to files that have lines to match all of them.
Do not output matched lines; instead, exit with status 0 when there is a match and
with non-zero status when there isn't.
Instead of searching tracked files in the working tree, search blobs in the given
Signals the end of options; the rest of the parameters are <pathspec> limiters.
If given, limit the search to paths matching at least one pattern. Both leading paths
match and glob(7) patterns are supported.
git grep time_t -- *.[ch]
Looks for time_t in all tracked .c and .h files in the working directory and its
git grep -e '#define\' --and \( -e MAX_PATH -e PATH_MAX \)
Looks for a line that has #define and either MAX_PATH or PATH_MAX.
git grep --all-match -e NODE -e Unexpected
Looks for a line that has NODE or Unexpected in files that have lines that match both.
Originally written by Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>, later revamped by Junio C
Documentation by Junio C Hamano and the git-list <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Part of the git(1) suite
Git 1.7.1 07/05/2010 GIT-GREP(1)