SPUG: ack

Joshua ben Jore twists at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 18:44:13 PDT 2007

On 9/20/07, Michael R. Wolf <MichaelRWolf at att.net> wrote:
> At the meeting on Tuesday, Jerry's casual mention of 'ack' had me amplify
> the usefulness of this tool.  As expected, some folks didn't know about it.
> I only learned about it recently.
> Let me sing it's praises:
>  - It's much better than grep!!!!

It's also really easy to hack on. I've a few patches I'd like to apply
to it when they're well and ready:

  Uncompress archives as if they were directories
  $/ can be mangled

perl -00 `which ack` ... # for when you need to ack paragraph at a time.


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