[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

  Yuval Kogman <nothingmuch at woobling.org>
http://nothingmuch.woobling.org  0xEBD27418

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