Fuzzy text searches with agrep


Agrep expands the search horizons and options for action: If you use this program in your scripts, you will often have access to additional convenience that you would not otherwise achieve without unreasonable overhead. However, even when used interactively (e.g., in the Shell), agrep proves to be a genuine asset, such as when you use -B to view the best results.


  1. Levenshtein distance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levenshtein_distance
  2. Levenshtein algorithm: http://www.levenshtein.net
  3. agrep (Glimpse variant): ftp://ftp.cs.arizona.edu/agrep/
  4. Glimpse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GLIMPSE
  5. "Desktop Search with Recoll" by Karsten Günther, Linux Pro Magazine, issue 136, March 2012, pg. 88
  6. agrep repo on GitHub: https://github.com/Wikinaut/agrep
  7. TRE variant: http://laurikari.net/tre/download/
  8. Info on agrep: http://www.tgries.de/agrep
  9. ding: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/hardy/man1/ding.1.html

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