Revision history for ack

1.27_01 Mon Aug 28 17:02:35 CDT 2006

        * Certain files won't get their contents checked, such as vi
          and emacs swap files.  Sometimes those files would come up as
          matching their shebang line, which isn't what we want.

1.26    Thu Aug 24 20:28:05 CDT 2006

        * Added Haskell, HTML, elisp, lisp, OCaml, Ruby, Scheme,
          Template Toolkit, Vim.
        * Made the extensions system EVEN MORE EXTENSIBLE

1.25_03 Sat Aug 19 01:01:01 CDT 2006

        * Added --binary support.
        * Fixed docs for --[no]color.  Thanks, Mark Stosberg.
        * Checks files with non-matching extensions for correct
          filetype.  For example, a foo.cgi file will now be checked
          for a shebang line.

1.25_02 Thu Aug 17 22:41:28 CDT 2006

        * Stopped supporting the --javascript option.  I assume
          that everyone just uses --js.  Tell me if I'm wrong.

        * Fixed bugs in 1.25_01 where it wouldn't skip
          directories correctly, and wouldn't autodescend into the
          current directory.

        * -o option now hanldes any given Perl expression for the
          output.  Thanks to Leland Johnson for the idea.
        * Now supports --asm, and ignores SCCS directories.

1.25_01 Wed Aug 16 18:16:19 CDT 2006

        * Added .css support.
        * Added .yml as YAML

        * Now uses File::Next as the file finder.  Not surprisingly,
          File::Next was based on ack's file finder.

1.24    Sun Jul 16 01:10:44 CDT 2006
        * Now ignores files beginning with a dot, unless the -a/--all
          flag is specified.
        * Removed all the symbol exporting in App::Ack, so should
          be microscopically faster.  Of course, if I really wanted
          it faster, I'd have the entire app in one file.

        * Smarter about detecting shebang lines in extensionless
        * The -a/--all flag now is indeed EVERY file.  Until now,
          it would still have ignored files ending with a tilde.

1.22    Tue Jul  4 22:04:38 CDT 2006
        * t/filetypes.t would fail under 5.6.1

        * Added -c to show number of lines match

1.20    Wed Jun  7 22:17:39 CDT 2006
        * Added --yaml
        * Added --thpppt flag

1.17_02 Tue Jun  6 14:32:38 CDT 2006
        * The -v flag would print out empty blank lines when it
          shouldn't.  Now it works.

        * Added the -H flag to always print filenames

        * Filenames no longer have "./" prepended unless you specify
          "." as a directory to search.

1.17_01 Mon Jun  5 12:04:38 CDT 2006
        * Starting points for files can be files, not just directories.
          This broke in 1.16.

        * ack can now read from STDIN as a filter, like any good program.

1.16    Fri Jun  2 23:50:10 CDT 2006
        * The -n flag was not working.  Using -n would find no files
          at all.  And added some more unit tests to make sure I don't
          screw it up again.

1.14    Tue May 30 23:12:43 CDT 2006
        * Added -f flag to only show the files that would be searched,
          instead of actually searching them.  This means that you can
          get an easy way to get a list of all the Perl files in the
          current directory, for example, by doing

            ack -f --perl

          Or in multiple directories

            ack -f --perl thisdir thatdir

        * Added back -a as a synonym for --all.

1.12    Wed May 10 11:13:42 CDT 2006
        * Was not skipping directories it should have been.  Now it does.

1.10    Thu May  4 16:11:38 CDT 2006
        * Added --parrot support.  Thanks, Jerry Gay.

        * No longer defaults to ANSI highlighting on Windows.  Thanks
          again, Jerry.

        * Added support for ACK_SWITCHES environment variable.

1.08    May 01 2006
        * Now supports argument bundling.  "ack -i -l" can now be done as
          "ack -il".  Thanks, Pete Krawczyk.

        * Added --javascript support, plus a --js version to save your
          weary fingers.  Thanks, Ask.

1.06    Tue Mar 28 08:37:02 CST 2006
        * Now handles filenames that start with ">" or "<".
        * Failing to open a file is now a warning, instead of fatal.

1.04    Wed Jan 25 22:51:11 CST 2006
        * Now skips blib and RCS as well as CVS and .svn directories.
        * Added support for Python and Ruby.

1.02    Wed Dec 14 13:13:19 CST 2005
        * Fixed a mind-blowingly dumb bug.  The --all flag would search
          no files at all.

1.00    Wed Dec  7 09:30:25 CST 2005
        * Added support for finding C programs (--cc)

        * Removed the --only option.  It's now smart enough to know
          that if, for example, you say --perl, you only want Perl stuff,
          and that if you say --noperl, you want everything BUT Perl.

        * Removed the --exec option, which is irrelevant if you use
          xargs like you should.  I added --exec before I understood what
          xargs did.

0.90    Fri Dec  2 11:12:44 CST 2005
        First version, released on an unsuspecting world.  It's been
        used at FLR for years, but I'm now releasing it in the wild.