Better than grep

Anybody who has used command-line systems for a serious amount of time will love grep. But today I stumbled across ack, which (for many things) is better than grep and a whole lot nicer to use.

The best bit? It’s pure Perl, therefore also uses real Perl regular expressions. Yes, there might be grep --perl-regexp, but nobody bothers compiling that in. Plus ack has some other neat features.

See more at the ack website.

David Cannings
David Cannings
Cyber Security

My interests include computer security, digital electronics and writing tools to help analysis of cyber attacks.