Ack, a Grep Replacement

November 27, 2007

Ack is a grep alternative, written in pure Perl, using Perl’s regular expressions to do your searches (just one of the long list of reasons to use this over grep). I think i’ll be using this then…

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.