Short for global-regular-expression-print, a UNIX utility that allows the user to search one or more files for a specific string of text and outputs all the lines that contain the string. The user also has the option to replace the string with another.
For example, on a UNIX command line, the user can enter
grep webpage definithing.htm
commanding the system to search for the character string webpage in the definithing.htm file. The result will display any and all lines in the file that contain that specific string of characters.
Grep originated from a UNIX text editor, which provided the command sequence g/re/p.
Programs that network users download and install on their computers — usually without permission from or knowledge of the IT department. While some greynet applications are often useful (for example, instant messaging, streaming media and RSS software, peer-to-peer file sharing, peer-to-peer collaboration and proxy applications), they can also include or malicious programs (such as spyware).
Greyware refers to a malicious software or code that is considered to fall in the “grey area” between normal software and a virus. Greyware is a term for which all other malicious or annoying software such as adware, spyware, trackware, and other malicious code and malicious shareware fall under.
In graphic design and word processing applications, a grid is a series of vertical and horizontal lines that are used to subdivide a page vertically and horizontally into margins, columns, inter-column spaces, lines of type and spaces between blocks of type and images. These subdivisions form the basis of a modular and systematic approach to […]
- Grid Computing
A form of networking. Unlike conventional networks that focus on communication among devices, grid computing harnesses unused processing cycles of all computers in a network for solving problems too intensive for any stand-alone machine. A well-known grid computing project is the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) @Home project, in which PC users worldwide donate unused […]
Slang term for an online gamer who purposefully cause problems for other gamers, in or outside the game itself.