grep is a versatile Linux utility, which can take a few years to master well. Even seasoned Linux engineers may make the mistake of assuming a given input text file will have a certain format.
grep can also be used, directly in combination with
if based searches to scan for the presence of a string within a given text file. Discover how to correctly grep for text independent of character sets, how to use the
-q option to text for string presence, and more!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-correctly-grep-for-text-in-bash-scripts