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OALDERS ROBINS IOANR GVL RUZ

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Author image Andy Lester

NAME

ack - grep-like text finder for large trees of text

DESCRIPTION

ack is a grep-like program with optimizations for searching through large trees of source code.

Key improvements include:

  • Defaults to only searching program source code

  • Defaults to recursively searching directories

  • Ignores blib directories.

  • Ignores source code control directories, like CVS, .svn and _darcs.

  • Uses Perl regular expressions

  • Highlights matched text

TODO

  • Search through standard input if no files specified

  • Add a --[no]comment option to grep inside or exclude comments.