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Project Summary

ack is a tool like grep, aimed at programmers with large trees of heterogeneous source code.

ack is written purely in Perl, and takes advantage of the power of Perl's regular expressions.

* Searches recursively through directories by default, while ignoring .svn, CVS and other VCS directories.

* ack ignores most of the crap you don't want to search

* Lets you specify file types to search, as in --perl or --nohtml.

* Color highlighting of search results.

* Uses real Perl regular expressions, not a GNU subset.

* ack is pure Perl, so consistent across all platforms. It even comes as a single standalone program with no module dependencies.


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30 Day Summary

Feb 18 2018 — Mar 20 2018

12 Month Summary

Mar 20 2017 — Mar 20 2018
  • 96 Commits
    Up + 73 (317%) from previous 12 months
  • 2 Contributors
    Down -1 (33%) from previous 12 months


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