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Re: Top 10 reasons to start using ack

by duelafn (Priest)
on Nov 30, 2006 at 16:01 UTC ( #586980=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Top 10 reasons to start using ack

I'm not sure that completely ignoring unrecognised text files is the best form of DWIM. It took me several searches to realize that ack does not recognise TeX files. I suspect that this would mean that extensionless plain text files would not be searched since they have no #! line. Having to specify the --all option to search these files takes away some of the fun since then backup (~) files are included then. Perhaps a --text option (anything matching -T that is not a backup file) as a counterpart to the --binary option would be nice.

Good Day,
    Dean


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