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 []( 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.