How to Install ack in Ubuntu 18.04

Install ack by entering the following commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ack


grep-like program specifically for large source trees

Ack is designed as an alternative for 99% of the uses of grep. ack is intelligent about the files it searches. It knows about certain file types, based on both the extension on the file and, in some cases, the contents of the file. . Ack ignores backup files and files under CVS and .svn directories. It also highlights matches to help you see where the match was. Ack uses perl regular expressions.


Version: 2.22-1

Section: universe/utils