ack 1.94 released

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Version 1.94 of ack, my source code searcher designed for programmers, has been released. This is the first release in almost a year.

You can install it as App::Ack from the CPAN shell, or you can use one of the installation methods described at http://betterthangrep.com/

Here are the changes.

Fixes

--man and --version now return with an exit code of 0. They used to exit with a 1. Thanks to Bo Borgerson.

Fixed ack misbehavior when using --match or not specifying a regex:

ack --match Sue
cat foo | ack --perl

Fixed issue 74: analog to grep, 'ack --count regex file' now only outputs the number of found matches, if only one file is given.

Fixed issue 76: Giving both --line and a regex (with --match) now leads to an error. The same is true for -f or -g in conjunction with --match. (Torsten Blix)

Fixed issue 80: Piping into ack --count now works as expected. ack always returned 0 when piped into, no matter how many matches where found. (Torsten Blix)

Fixed issue 81: .ackrc now ignores leading/trailing whitespace. (Torsten Blix)

File type updates

Added --verilog, --vhdl and --clojure.

Files that match *.mk and *.mak as well as GNUmakefile are now included in the ack filetype 'make' (issue 88).

Added RSpec's .spec type to the --ruby list.

Added support for Go and Delphi.

Ignores Monotone's _MTN directories.

Added .xsl to the list of --xml files.

Enhancements

The --ignore-dir option now can ignore entire paths relative to your current directory. Thanks to Nick Hooey. For example:

ack --ignore-dir=t/subsystem/test-data

Added --invert-file-match switch to negate the sense of the -g/-G switches. Thanks, Lars Dieckow.

Updated the README to Markdown format. Thanks to Mark Szymanski for the idea.

Added docs for -r, -R, --recurse options.

Added new switch --color-lineno and environment variable ACK_COLOR_LINENO, which allow setting the line number color. (Marq Schneider)

Added option --show-types to output the types that ack considers a file to have. (Torsten Blix)

ack --count --no-filename regex doesn't output a list of numbers but a sum of all occurences. This is NOT what grep does but is the more sensible behavior.

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