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How to make ag search “non-standard” langauge files?

I'm using Silver Searcher, ag, version 2.1.0 on Ubuntu. I'm trying to search for the string aStar in Haskell files in the current directory tree. (The files are text files with extension .hs.) The ...
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How to create a regex matching a custom string at the beginning of line while ignoring all preceding whitespaces via ag silversearcher?

Give an example file with the content: // find me val ignore me = "" // I should not be found // find me // find me I want to find all the lines with find me using ag silversearcher. ...
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Is it possible to print a search pattern result just until it hits a blank newline in terminal?

Say for example I have a file with contents like this: # TODO: Optimize this. alias bash='start bash' # FIXME: Just fix this. alias fix='there is something wrong with this What I want is if I ...
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How is ripgrep different from silver searcher ag? [closed]

Are these related? Which is faster? Can either be limited to directory-names? https://github.com/BurntSushi/ripgrep https://github.com/ggreer/the_silver_searcher
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search with and without a pattern with ag

With two files with echo 'example.com/call_me?param' > file1.txt echo 'example.com/call_me_maybe?param' >> file1.txt echo 'example.com/call_me?' >> file1.txt echo 'example.com/call_me?...
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Can ag search sub-directories with the same name, within a bunch of directories?

Given a directory structure such as: dev/project1/assets/** dev/project2/assets/** dev/project3/assets/** Is it possible to search, from within the dev directory all assets directories only. Given ...
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Ack/Ag does not return search result without *

I am trying to search text in a directory and it turned out that the following syntaxes do not return any result ack -i "0xabcdef" ./ ack -i "0xabcdef" ack -i "0xabcdef" . while the following ...
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How to ignore multiple files with `ag` The Silver Searcher

There is an option --ignore which allows specifying files to ignore. At the moment I only managed to ignore multiple files by doing --ignore file1 --ignore file2....... Trying to use --ignore "*...
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How do I use ag to look for text in files with certain extensions?

I'm using ag (The Silver Searcher) version 0.31.0. I can easily look for a string in a bunch of files using: localhost:workspace davea$ ag 'ftp' . But what if I only want to scan files with certain ...
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How to make this search faster in fgrep/Ag?

I am thinking methods to make the search faster and/or better which principally uses fgrep or ag. Code which searches the word and case-insensitively at $HOME, and redirects a list of matches to vim ...
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How do I force ag (the silver searcher) to list empty files

How do I get ag to list all files, including empty ones? +ravi@boxy:~$ mkdir new && cd new +ravi@boxy:~/new$ echo stuff > non-empty && touch empty +ravi@boxy:~/new$ ag -ul non-...
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how to issue a `start of string` pattern for ag

I want to find every file in from the current dir and downwards whose filename starts with foo using ag(the silver searcher). I have tried: ag -g '^foo' ag -g '\^foo' ag -g '\Afoo' no luck. But ...
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Why is ag printing blank lines from this file?

I want to use ag to print the classes and their methods in a python file. I thought that this would be easy using: ag --context=0 --nocolor -os '^\s*(def|class)\s+[_A-Za-z]*' prog.py but for reasons ...
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No output using parallel in tandem with ag or ack

I have a list of java reserved words, first letter capitalised. $ tail -n5 ~/reservedjava.txt Break While True False Null I'm trying to look through all my java source code to find methods that look ...