On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 04:39:35PM -0700, Jonathan Lang wrote: > >Anyway, it's not clear to me that grep always has an exact opposite. > > I don't see why it ever wouldn't: you test each item in the list, and > the item either passes or fails. 'select' would filter out the items > that fail the test, while 'reject' would filter out the ones that pass > it.
If grep is being kept, and an inverse is also desired, it could be called perg (grep backwards, pronounced purge :-) I'm not serious. Really. --