[linux-elitists] Great recent Unix software

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Sun Feb 13 22:13:25 PST 2011


On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 04:39:38PM +1100, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 04:05:09PM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > 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
> 
> You want ack-grep on Debian.  Personally, I've never seen the point of it. 
> People rave about it, but don't provide any "gee wow" examples.

Actually, 'cgvg' is better, I use it more, but ack is still better for
those times you could use grep instead.

thanks,

greg k-h


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