Interview With Andy Lester - Author of Grep Replacement Tool Ack
Submitted by mudge on 28 February, 2011 - 09:51
Andy Lester is the author of ack, a grep-like text search tool designed for programmers with large trees of heterogeneous source code.
ack searches directories recursively by default while skipping usually undesired directories and files such as version control directories, backup files, binary files etc. Some of its other capabilities and features include highlighting of search results, filtering files without searching them, and using real Perl regular expressions. ack is often used in place of grep.
Read the interview here: http://blueparen.com/node/5