ACK is a greplike tool optimized for programmers searching large heterogeneous trees of source code.

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Search only in files that match a pattern with ack

Can ack search only through files that match a specific pattern (eg: search for foo in all files named "bar*.c"). The command ack foo "bar*.c" only works in the current directory. Note: I know ...
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Installing ack on cpanel

I need to install ack on an instance of whm/cpanel (I have root access as it is a VPS) but I have not found any information on how to do that. I tried to install it using the WHM RPM manager, but the ...
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How to do max-depth search in ack and grep?

Is there any way to tell ack to only search for text on the current folder? (or specify a max-depth level?) And with grep?
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Search ALL files with ack

How can I search all files (including binary) in the current directory with ack v2? I want to do the same as doing ack 'foo' **, but just with a flag, so it works if I want to search all files in a ...
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Match a simple Regex

I need to match this: (tt\d{1,10}) in a file with the file ending txt. I have tried grep and ack-grep but without results. ack-grep -G \.txt$ -g "(tt\d{1,10})"
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Web front-end to find/grep/ack

In my lab, we are trying to build a web that allows the user to enter queries for find, ack, grep on a specific directory. The web would return an HTML with a table of a list of clickable files (click ...