search for regular expressions from a dialog box 





ugrep is a graphical command combining the functionality of grep and find.

When you run the ugrep command, a dialog appears letting you specify a regular expression to search for. To specify the files to be searched, either select one of the default patterns from In Files Matching Patterns: or highlight the existing edit field and enter your own pattern. To change directories for the search, either click on Browse to invoke a browse box, or highlight the existing Starting From: edit field and enter the full path name of the proper directory.


Matching Options 

specifies whether the regular expression search will

  • display line not matching pattern. displays the lines that do not match the specified regular expression search pattern.
  • Match on entire lines only.
  • Ignore case.
Descend Directories 

specifies whether ugrep always descends directories, never descends directories, or descends a user-defined number of directory levels.


Possible exit status values are:


Successful completion.


An error occurred.


ugrep is provided as a KornShell executable script with bound resources. MKS cannot be responsible for proper functionality of this code if you alter the ugrep.ksh file in any way.


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