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Wondering if there's a way to look for something like ack foo "*.scss"

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Not sure about ack, but my go-to tools for such a task would be grep, followed possibly by find if there are a lot of nested folders we're going through. – Darth Android Aug 3 '12 at 19:19

Generally ack uses predefined file types, so the pessimistic answer is "No". However, if you regularly search in .scss files, you may want to set it as a file type in your .ackrc by adding the following line:

--type-set=sassy=.scss
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"*.scss" isn't a regex, but shell globbing.

Like voyager42 says about, use

--type-set=sassy=.scss

in your .ackrc and then you can do

ack foo --sassy

or if you do NOT want to search sassy files

ack foo --nosassy
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