pcregrep - grep utility that uses perl 5 compatible regexes

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name pcregrep
Package version 8.30
Package release 5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 42 B
Download size 25.47 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Perl-style regexps have many useful features that the standard POSIX ones
don't; this is basically the same as grep but with the different
regexp syntax.
The other reason for the existence of pcregrep is that its source code is an
example of programming with libpcre.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pcregrep_8.30-5_i386.deb 8.30 i386 Debian Main
pcregrep - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3
libpcre3 >= 8.10


Name Value
pgrep << 4.5


Type URL
Binary Package pcregrep_8.30-5_amd64.deb
Source Package pcre3

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pcregrep deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pcregrep




2012-05-01 - Mark Baker <mark@mnb.org.uk>
pcre3 (1:8.30-5) unstable; urgency=low
* There is no use in including debug information for the libraries from
the udeb in the debug package; more importantly, because the
installation system isn't multiarch, if they are included they result
in arch specific files in arch independent paths (debug package is 
Multi-arch:same). Removed. (Closes: #670018)
2012-03-23 - Mark Baker <mark@mnb.org.uk>
pcre3 (1:8.30-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Reluctantly using an epoch, as it seems the funny version number with
extra dots causes problems
* Bumped standard version to 3.9.3. No changes needed
* Converted to use new source format / quilt
* Put back obsolete pcre_info() API that upstream have dropped (Closes:
#665300, #665356)
* Don't include pcregrep binary in debug package
Thanks to Elimar Riesebieter for the conversion to the new source format.
2012-03-22 - Mark Baker <mark@mnb.org.uk>
pcre3 (8.30..-3) unstable; urgency=low
* configure: fixed libpcreposix version (this is not the same bug as the
previous one, though it's in the same few lines)
2012-03-22 - Mark Baker <mark@mnb.org.uk>
pcre3 (8.30..-2) unstable; urgency=low
* configure: Correct library version so soname is libpcre.so.3 instead
of .2 (Closes: #664983)
* Horrible version number is because of NMU of "8.30.really8.12-1.1";
this will sort between that and 8.31-1
2012-03-21 - Mark Baker <mark@mnb.org.uk>
pcre3 (8.30-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes:#664166)
2011-07-18 - Mark Baker <mark@mnb.org.uk>
pcre3 (8.12-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Multi-arch support. Thanks Steve Langasek for patch (Closes: 634250)
2011-02-20 - Mark Baker <mark@mnb.org.uk>
pcre3 (8.12-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: Increased shlib version to 8.10 (Closes: #612942,
#613227, #613469, #614012, #615019)
2011-02-08 - Mark Baker <mark@mnb.org.uk>
pcre3 (8.12-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Include changes from St├ęphane's NMU (including fix for bug 581202)
that were accidentally omitted in previous release.
* debian/control: -dbg package should be section debug, priority extra
2011-02-07 - Mark Baker <mark@mnb.org.uk>
pcre3 (8.12-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #554242)
2010-07-31 - St├ęphane Glondu <glondu@debian.org>
pcre3 (8.02-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add explicit Breaks to applications using libpcre-ocaml, to allow
proper upgrades from lenny (Closes: #581202)
* Add debian/watch
* Add debian/source/format
* Remove duplicate fields spotted by Lintian
* Promote XC-Package-Type field to Package-Type

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