[linux-elitists] Great recent Unix software

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Sun Feb 13 21:05:09 PST 2011

Greg KH <greg at kroah.com> writes:

> Other things I can't live without that were not around in the
> mid-1990's:
> 	- ack

$ aptitude show ack
Package: ack
State: not installed
Version: 1.39-12
Priority: extra
Section: text
Maintainer: Masayuki Hatta (mhatta) <mhatta at debian.org>
Uncompressed Size: 98.3 k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1)
Description: Kanji code converter
 ACK is a highly versatile Kanji code checker/converter.  ACK can do
 reciprocal conversion among Japanese EUC, Shift-JIS and 7bit JIS. JIS
 Kata-kana(SJIS Han-kaku Kana) is also supported.  Kanji code can be
 automatically detected even if the input stream contains Kata-kana
 characters.  Besides, ACK can be used as a Kanji code checker with very
 high detection rate.

What have I missed?

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Ben Finney

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