[CMD] ack - a source code search tool for programmers

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[CMD] ack - a source code search tool for programmers

27 Jan 2014, 21:19

ack 2.12 is a tool like grep, optimized for programmers

Designed for programmers with large heterogeneous trees of source code, ack is written purely in portable Perl 5 and takes advantage of the power of Perl's regular expressions.

Top 5 reasons to use ack
  • Blazing fast
    It's fast because it only searches the stuff it makes sense to search.
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  • Better search
    Searches entire trees by default while ignoring Subversion, Git and other VCS directories and other files that aren't your source code.
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  • Designed for code search
    Where grep is a general text search tool, ack is especially for the programmer searching source code. Common tasks take fewer keystrokes.
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  • Highly portable
    ack is pure Perl, so it easily runs on a Windows installation Perl (like Strawberry Perl) without modifications.
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  • Free and open
    Ack costs nothing. It's 100% free and open source under Artistic License v2.0.
How to install Example:
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