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       ssgrep - search spreadsheets for strings


       ssgrep  [OPTIONS] [FILES]


       This manual page briefly documents the ssgrep command.

       ssgrep  is  a  command  line  utility  to search for strings in spreadsheets of any format
       supported by gnumeric. Without any output modifying options, ssgrep prints  one  line  for
       each  match.  A  match  consists of the matching content of a cell or, if the -R option is
       given, the matching expression result of a cell.


       This program follows the usual  GNU  command  line  syntax,  with  single  letter  options
       starting with a single dash (`-') and longer options starting with two dashes (`--').

   Options controlling input file handling
              Recalculate all cells

   Options controlling patterns and pattern matching
       -f, --keyword-file=FILE
              The path to a text file containing one key per line

       -i, --ignore-case
              Ignore differences in letter case

       -w, --word-regexp
              Match only whole words

       -F, --fixed-strings
              Pattern is a set of fixed strings

       -R, --search-results
              Search results of expressions too

       -v, --invert-match
              Search for cells that do not match

   Options controlling output in general
       -c, --count
              Only print a count of matches per file

       -L, --files-without-matches
              Print filenames without matches

       -l, --files-with-matches
              Print filenames with matches

       -q, --quiet
              Suppress all normal output

       -H, --with-filename
              Print the filename for each match

       -h, --without-filename
              Do not print the filename for each match

       -n, --print-locus
              Print the location of each match

       -T, --print-type
              Print the location type of each match

   Help options
       -V, --version
              Display ssgrep's version

       -?, --help
              Display the supported options

              Display a brief usage message


       To search for the string "SUM" in the file foo.gnumeric :

       ssgrep SUM foo.gnumeric

       To search for the strings from the file keywords in the spreadsheet foo.xls :

       ssgrep --keyword-file=keywords foo.xls


       ssgrep  is  licensed  under the terms of the General Public License (GPL), version 2 or 3.
       For information on this license look at the source code that came with the software or see
       the GNU project page ⟨⟩.


       The  copyright  on  ssgrep  and  the  gnumeric  software  and  source  code is held by the
       individual authors as is documented in the source code.


       ssgrep's primary author is Jody Goldberg <>; ssgrep builds on  the  gnumeric

       The  initial  version  of  this  manpage  was  based  on  ssindex.1 by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray)


       beagled(1), gnumeric(1), ssconvert(1), ssdiff(1) ssindex(1)

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