For grep expressions the OR operator is “\|“. Here is an example using tail on a file looking for 2 strings occurrences:
tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log | grep "PHP Notice\|client denied”
or another example to list the content of the php.ini file without comments and empty lines:
grep -v "^#\|^$\|^;” /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

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