Search through files, ignoring .svn

ack -ai 'searchterm'

By: dere22
2009-09-09 14:05:27

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FYI, ack does this by default, not by magical use of the -a or -i flags. To search text (and not binary) files leave off the -a.
bwoodacre · 581 weeks and 1 day ago
I never implied any magical use of the -a or -i flags, but in order to search through all files ignoring .svn you must use the -a flag. I only added the -i switch to make the search case-insensitive.
dere22 · 581 weeks ago
What I am saying is that the -a and -i options are not essential to "Search through files, ignoring .svn". ack focuses on text files since it can search only certain text filetypes (perl/C/shell/etc.), so your usage of -a to throw in binary files as well seemed weird to me and deserved some explanation.
bwoodacre · 580 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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