**ack 2 is no longer being maintained. ack 3 is the latest version.**
ack is a code-searching tool, similar to grep but optimized for programmers searching large trees of source code. It runs in pure Perl, is highly portable, and runs on any platform that runs Perl.
ack is written and maintained by Andy Lester ([email protected]).
ack requires Perl 5.8.8 or higher. Perl 5.8.8 was released January 2006.
# Required perl Makefile.PL make make test sudo make install # for a system-wide installation (recommended) # - or - make ack-standalone cp ack-standalone ~/bin/ack2 # for a personal installation