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SuSE 11.3 - man page for ssgrep (suse section 1)

SSGREP(1)							       GNOME								 SSGREP(1)

ssgrep - search spreadsheets for strings
ssgrep [OPTIONS] [FILES]
This manual page briefly documents the ssgrep command. ssgrep is a command line utility to search for strings in spreadsheets of any format supported by gnumeric.
This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with single letter options starting with a single dash (`-') and longer options starting with two dashes (`--'). Options controlling input file handling --recalc Recalculate all cells Options controlling patterns and pattern matching -f, --keyword-file=FILE The path to a text file containing one key per line -i, --ignore-case Ignore differences in letter case -w, --word-regexp Match only whole words -F, --fixed-strings Pattern is a set of fixed strings -R, --search-results Search results of expressions too -v, --invert-match Search for cells that do not match Options controlling output in general -c, --count Only print a count of matches per file -L, --files-without-matches Print filenames without matches -l, --files-with-matches Print filenames with matches -q, --quiet Suppress all normal output -H, --with-filename Print the filename for each match -h, --without-filename Do not print the filename for each match -n, --print-locus Print the location of each match -T, --print-type Print the location type of each match Help options -V, --version Display ssgrep's version -?, --help Display the supported options --usage Display a brief usage message
To search for the string "SUM" in the file foo.gnumeric : ssgrep SUM foo.gnumeric To search for the strings from the file keywords in the spreadsheet foo.xls : ssgrep --keyword-file=keywords foo.xls
ssgrep is licensed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL), version 2. For information on this license look at the source code that came with the software or see the GNU project page <>.
The copyright on ssgrep and the gnumeric software and source code is held by the individual authors as is documented in the source code.
ssgrep's primary author is Jody Goldberg <>; ssgrep builds on the gnumeric codebase. The initial version of this manpage was based on ssindex.1 by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <>.
beagled(1), gnumeric(1), ssconvert(1), ssindex(1) The Gnumeric Homepage <>. The GNOME project page <>. gnumeric 2009-02-08 SSGREP(1)