[Israel.pm] On ack and GNU grep

Yuval Kogman nothingmuch at woobling.org
Mon Aug 20 04:34:33 PDT 2007


On Mon, Aug 20, 2007 at 08:46:29 +0000, Mikhael Goikhman wrote:

> I try to come with good use cases where it's a more right tool than grep
> and I can't. GNU grep does colors too, and multiple --exclude '*.rb',
> and even extra features like context lines.
> 
> Unfortunately ack is much slower then grep (about 9 times), and yes, I
> speak about "grep -r --exclude" or "grep -P PERL_REGEXP long file list".

The point of ack is that people for whom ack is fast enough don't
have to write their own aliases, bash functions and grep wrappers
;-)

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