Color in grep output to distinquish the matching entries

Most of the times I end up spending a lot of time to look for the string in the grep output when I do a search. This is quite frustrating and thus I looked at the options for grep command that would make my life easier and there definately is something. Here it is:

export GREP_COLOR=\”5;36\”

But for this to work you would still need to give the \”–color=auto\” option in the grep command. There are two ways to do this, create a alias for grep as \”grep –color=auto\” or specify the same in GREPOPTIONS.

Another option that is quite useful is \”-n\” in conjuntion with \”-f\”, which will show the line numbers also along with the filename.

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