++ed by:
NGLENN SHLOMIF STEVENL MISHIN GVL

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Andy Lester

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  • ack - grep-like text finder

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Changes for version 2.08

  • ENHANCEMENTS
    • ack now ignores CMake's build/cache directories by default. Thanks, Volodymyr Medvid.
    • Add shebang matching for --lua files.
    • Add documentation for --ackrc.
    • Add Elixir filetype.
    • Add --cathy option. Thanks to Joe McMahon.
    • Add some helpful debugging tips when an invalid option is found. Thanks to Charles Lee.
    • Ignore PDF files by default, because Perl will detect them as text.
    • Ignore .gif, .jpg, .jpeg and .png files. They won't normally be selected, but this is an optimization so that ack doesn't have to open them to know.
  • FIXES
    • Ack's colorizing of output would get confused with multiple sets of parentheses. This has been fixed. (Issue #276)
    • Ack would get confused when trying to colorize the output in DOS-format files. This has been fixed. (Issue #145)