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I've been a programmer for over two decades. I work in Perl and a big pile of legacy PHP.

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Jul
1
answered Is there anything grep does better than ack?
Jun
18
awarded  Yearling
May
2
comment Configure ack on a per-directory basis
That makes sense. The --ignore-dir still takes time for ack to go through the file system and examine each directory to see if it should be excluded. Passing in only the directories you want to search eliminates that scanning.
Apr
21
awarded  Caucus
Feb
7
revised Configure ack on a per-directory basis
Fix the name of "ack" in the headline.
Feb
7
suggested suggested edit on Configure ack on a per-directory basis
Feb
7
answered Configure ack on a per-directory basis
Jan
15
revised ag (the_silver_searcher) not searching entire file - does it have an implicit maximum input size?
This question does not relate to ack.
Jan
15
answered PhpStorm and Ack for source code reading
Jan
15
suggested suggested edit on ag (the_silver_searcher) not searching entire file - does it have an implicit maximum input size?
Aug
18
comment Why doesn't --type-set work in ack?
What I have found in the past is that people have not the ack=ack-grep alias, but more often ack='ack -a' aiias.
Aug
18
revised Why doesn't --type-set work in ack?
Remove incorrect tag and clarify the title
Aug
18
comment Why doesn't --type-set work in ack?
This may be better handled over on the ack-users mailing list. Also, while you're at it, upgrade to ack 2.04.
Aug
18
comment Why doesn't --type-set work in ack?
Are you sure about the no -a? Try running ack -f, and then try ack -f --noenv and see if the results are different.
Aug
17
suggested suggested edit on Why doesn't --type-set work in ack?
Aug
17
answered Why doesn't --type-set work in ack?
Aug
11
revised Please explain the ps -aef on rhel
Turned on code mode
Aug
11
suggested suggested edit on Please explain the ps -aef on rhel
Aug
11
comment Open all files in a VIM split window view with grep/ack command
Please note that if you're using ack -a to get a list of files, you should probably just be using grep. In fact, ack 2.0 does away with the -a flag.
Jun
7
comment Why is grep faster than ack
Why do you think that ack "should be" faster than grep?