grep-like program specifically for large source trees
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Ack is designed as an alternative for 99% of the uses of grep. ack is intelligent about the files it searches. It knows about certain file types, based on both the extension on the file and, in some cases, the contents of the file.

Ack ignores backup files and files under CVS and .svn directories. It also highlights matches to help you see where the match was. Ack uses perl regular expressions.
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c_xong 6 years ago

Much better than grep, love the colours

derschreckliche 8 years ago

like grep but better - can't live without it since i tried it ;)