ack is a grep-like tools optimized for programmers. Learn how to more quickly and easily search your codebase. Use Perl's regular expressions to search for exactly what you want in your code, and extract only the relevant information. Find out about the special features that take ack beyond grep.
Andy Lester has been developing software professionally for over 30 years. He's released many open source projects on Perl's CPAN (http://search.cpan.org/~petdance) and on GitHub (https://github.com/petdance), including ack (http://beyondgrep.com), a grep-like search tool for programmers. Andy's experiences managing and hiring programmers are the basis of his job-hunting guide "Land The Tech Job You Love (http://pragprog.com/book/algh/land-the-tech-job-you-love)". He writes about software development and careers at http://blog.petdance.com and tweets at @petdance (https://twitter.com/petdance).
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