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Add FAQ entry for 'ack *' #199

hoelzro opened this Issue Jan 21, 2013 · 2 comments


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hoelzro commented Jan 21, 2013

Using ack with * on the command line is a common anti-pattern that limits ack's true potential and is a source of confusion for users new and old. We should have an FAQ entry that addresses this.


petdance commented Feb 1, 2013

Maybe this should expand into a "how ack differs from grep", and also in the front intro section we need something about how ack is not a replacement for grep or find.

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petdance commented Mar 29, 2017

This issue was moved to petdance/ack3#34

@petdance petdance referenced this issue in beyondgrep/ack3 Mar 29, 2017


Add FAQ entry for 'ack *' #34

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