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--passthru for highlighting? #212

docwhat opened this Issue May 7, 2013 · 3 comments


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docwhat commented May 7, 2013

ack has a --passthru mode which is useful for highlighting items in a file or tail.

I'm not attached to the name of the switch (it rather sucks, actually) but the feature is handy.

I second this. It's the only thing that puts ack above ag for me at the moment


luksen commented Aug 2, 2014

This can also be used to retrofit proper exit codes on commands that don't set them.

@luksen luksen referenced this issue Aug 6, 2014


Passthrough #460


ggreer commented Nov 23, 2014

Thanks to #460, this is fixed.

@ggreer ggreer closed this Nov 23, 2014

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