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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.
ACK-BASE(1p) User Contributed Perl Documentation ACK-BASE(1p) NAME ack-grep - grep-like text finder SYNOPSIS ack-grep [options] PATTERN [FILE...] ack-grep -f [options] [DIRECTORY...] DESCRIPTION Ack-Grep is designed as a replacement for 99% of the uses of grep. Ack-Grep searches the named input FILEs (or standard input if no fil more»
ack-grep (1.92-1) unstable; urgency=low * change section to utils to match the override * New Upstream Version * refresh/improve some patches * remove patches fixed upstream -- Ryan Niebur <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu, 24 Dec 2009 20:54:35 -0800 ack-grep (1.90-2) unstable; urgency=low * fix logic when deciding whether to run the pager or not (Closes: #554459) * update my email addre more»
1.92 Fri Dec 11 11:47:56 CST 2009 ack is now hosted at github: http://github.com/petdance/ack [FIXES] The --pager flag would not work. Now it does. Thanks Packy Anderson. File matching for Emacs work files that match #*# was wrong. It was checking the entire path, not just the basename. This is fixed. (http://github.com/petdance/ack/issues/closed/#issue/10 more»
Format-Specification: http://wiki.debian.org/Proposals/CopyrightFormat?action=recall&rev=196 Ups more»