textproc/sift - The NetBSD Packages Collection

Fast and powerful open source alternative to grep

All the features you expect from a modern grep alternative.

RegEx - perl compatible regular expression syntax (no more escape

usable defaults - basic options known from grep but with usable

multiline support - find matches spanning over multiple lines
replace - replace output to reformat it to your needs without
relying on awk/sed

gzip files - search through normal and gzip'ed files in one program

multiple patterns - search for multiple patterns in one run
target selection - select or exclude search targets based on file
name, directory name, path and type

handling big data - sift handles big files without problems: files
>50GB, >5,000,000,000 lines and >5,000,000,000 matches successfully

Build dependencies

lang/go122 pkgtools/mktools pkgtools/cwrappers

Runtime dependencies


Binary packages

NetBSD 10.0aarch64sift-0.9.0nb18.tgz
NetBSD 10.0aarch64sift-0.9.0nb16.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv7hfsift-0.9.0nb18.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv7hfsift-0.9.0nb16.tgz
NetBSD 10.0i386sift-0.9.0nb18.tgz
NetBSD 10.0i386sift-0.9.0nb16.tgz
NetBSD 10.0x86_64sift-0.9.0nb18.tgz
NetBSD 10.0x86_64sift-0.9.0nb16.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64sift-0.9.0nb18.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64sift-0.9.0nb16.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfsift-0.9.0nb18.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfsift-0.9.0nb16.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386sift-0.9.0nb18.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386sift-0.9.0nb16.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64sift-0.9.0nb18.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64sift-0.9.0nb16.tgz
NetBSD 9.3x86_64sift-0.9.0nb19.tgz
NetBSD 9.3x86_64sift-0.9.0nb20.tgz
NetBSD 9.3x86_64sift-0.9.0nb20.tgz

Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options


Known vulnerabilities

The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.

Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.

Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.