Notices: This section not yet converted to new layout. Download stats are rolling back out.

Ack!

2.18

Package test results are passing.

This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 12/7/2017.

ack 2.18 is a tool like grep, optimized for programmers

Designed for programmers with large heterogeneous trees of source code, ack is written purely in portable Perl 5 and takes advantage of the power of Perl's regular expressions.

To install Ack!, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install ack

To upgrade Ack!, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade ack

Files

Hide
  • tools\ack.pl
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    
    $AckCmd = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath "ack.cmd"
    $AckPl = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath "ack.pl"
    
    @"
    @echo off
    perl.exe $AckPl %*
    "@ | Out-File -FilePath $AckCmd -Encoding "ASCII"
    
    Install-BinFile -Name "ack" -Path $AckCmd
    
    $OldAckBinfile = Join-Path -Path $env:ChocolateyInstall -ChildPath "bin\ack.cmd"
    $OldAckBinfileRegex = "^perl\.exe .*ack\.pl %\*$"
    
    if ((Get-Content -Path $OldAckBinfile -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Select-Object -Last 1) -match $OldAckBinfileRegex) {
      Write-Host "Removing pre-2.18 launcher: $OldAckBinfile"
      Remove-Item -Path "$OldAckBinfile"
    }
    
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name "ack"
    
  • tools\LICENSE.txt Show
    From: https://github.com/beyondgrep/ack2/blob/2.18/LICENSE.md
    
    LICENSE
    
    ack is released under the [Artistic License 2.0][1].
    
    [1]: http://www.perlfoundation.org/artistic_license_2_0
    
    Artistic License 2.0
    ====================
    
    Copyright (c) 2000-2006, The Perl Foundation.
    
    Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this
    license document, but changing it is not allowed.
    
    
    Preamble
    --------
    
    This license establishes the terms under which a given free software
    Package may be copied, modified, distributed, and/or redistributed. The
    intent is that the Copyright Holder maintains some artistic control
    over the development of that Package while still keeping the Package
    available as open source and free software.
    
    You are always permitted to make arrangements wholly outside of this
    license directly with the Copyright Holder of a given Package. If the
    terms of this license do not permit the full use that you propose to
    make of the Package, you should contact the Copyright Holder and seek
    a different licensing arrangement.
    
    
    Definitions
    -----------
    
    "Copyright Holder" means the individual(s) or organization(s) named in
    the copyright notice for the entire Package.
    
    "Contributor" means any party that has contributed code or other material
    to the Package, in accordance with the Copyright Holder's procedures.
    
    "You" and "your" means any person who would like to copy, distribute,
    or modify the Package.
    
    "Package" means the collection of files distributed by the Copyright
    Holder, and derivatives of that collection and/or of those files. A given
    Package may consist of either the Standard Version, or a Modified Version.
    
    "Distribute" means providing a copy of the Package or making it accessible
    to anyone else, or in the case of a company or organization, to others
    outside of your company or organization.
    
    "Distributor Fee" means any fee that you charge for Distributing this
    Package or providing support for this Package to another party. It does
    not mean licensing fees.
    
    "Standard Version" refers to the Package if it has not been modified,
    or has been modified only in ways explicitly requested by the Copyright
    Holder.
    
    "Modified Version" means the Package, if it has been changed, and such
    changes were not explicitly requested by the Copyright Holder.
    
    "Original License" means this Artistic License as Distributed with the
    Standard Version of the Package, in its current version or as it may be
    modified by The Perl Foundation in the future.
    
    "Source" form means the source code, documentation source, and
    configuration files for the Package.
    
    "Compiled" form means the compiled bytecode, object code, binary, or any
    other form resulting from mechanical transformation or translation of
    the Source form.
    
    
    Permission for Use and Modification Without Distribution
    --------------------------------------------------------
    
    (1) You are permitted to use the Standard Version and create and use
    Modified Versions for any purpose without restriction, provided that you
    do not Distribute the Modified Version.
    
    
    Permissions for Redistribution of the Standard Version
    ------------------------------------------------------
    
    (2) You may Distribute verbatim copies of the Source form of the Standard
    Version of this Package in any medium without restriction, either gratis
    or for a Distributor Fee, provided that you duplicate all of the original
    copyright notices and associated disclaimers. At your discretion, such
    verbatim copies may or may not include a Compiled form of the Package.
    
    (3) You may apply any bug fixes, portability changes, and other
    modifications made available from the Copyright Holder. The resulting
    Package will still be considered the Standard Version, and as such will
    be subject to the Original License.  Distribution of Modified Versions
    of the Package as Source
    
    (4) You may Distribute your Modified Version as Source (either gratis
    or for a Distributor Fee, and with or without a Compiled form of the
    Modified Version) provided that you clearly document how it differs
    from the Standard Version, including, but not limited to, documenting
    any non-standard features, executables, or modules, and provided that
    you do at least ONE of the following:
    
    (a) make the Modified Version available to the Copyright Holder of
    the Standard Version, under the Original License, so that the Copyright
    Holder may include your modifications in the Standard Version.
    
    (b) ensure that installation of your Modified Version does not prevent
    the user installing or running the Standard Version. In addition, the
    Modified Version must bear a name that is different from the name of
    the Standard Version.
    
    (c) allow anyone who receives a copy of the Modified Version to make
    the Source form of the Modified Version available to others under (i)
    the Original License or (ii) a license that permits the licensee to
    freely copy, modify and redistribute the Modified Version using the
    same licensing terms that apply to the copy that the licensee received,
    and requires that the Source form of the Modified Version, and of any
    works derived from it, be made freely available in that license fees
    are prohibited but Distributor Fees are allowed.
    
    
    Distribution of Compiled Forms of the Standard Version or Modified Versions without the Source
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    (5) You may Distribute Compiled forms of the Standard Version without
    the Source, provided that you include complete instructions on how to
    get the Source of the Standard Version. Such instructions must be valid
    at the time of your distribution. If these instructions, at any time
    while you are carrying out such distribution, become invalid, you must
    provide new instructions on demand or cease further distribution. If
    you provide valid instructions or cease distribution within thirty days
    after you become aware that the instructions are invalid, then you do
    not forfeit any of your rights under this license.
    
    (6) You may Distribute a Modified Version in Compiled form without the
    Source, provided that you comply with Section 4 with respect to the
    Source of the Modified Version.
    
    
    Aggregating or Linking the Package
    ----------------------------------
    
    (7) You may aggregate the Package (either the Standard Version or
    Modified Version) with other packages and Distribute the resulting
    aggregation provided that you do not charge a licensing fee for the
    Package. Distributor Fees are permitted, and licensing fees for other
    components in the aggregation are permitted. The terms of this license
    apply to the use and Distribution of the Standard or Modified Versions
    as included in the aggregation.
    
    (8) You are permitted to link Modified and Standard Versions with other
    works, to embed the Package in a larger work of your own, or to build
    stand-alone binary or bytecode versions of applications that include the
    Package, and Distribute the result without restriction, provided the
    result does not expose a direct interface to the Package.
    
    
    Items That are Not Considered Part of a Modified Version
    --------------------------------------------------------
    
    (9) Works (including, but not limited to, modules and scripts) that
    merely extend or make use of the Package, do not, by themselves, cause
    the Package to be a Modified Version. In addition, such works are not
    considered parts of the Package itself, and are not subject to the terms
    of this license.
    
    
    General Provisions
    ------------------
    
    (10) Any use, modification, and distribution of the Standard or Modified
    Versions is governed by this Artistic License. By using, modifying or
    distributing the Package, you accept this license. Do not use, modify,
    or distribute the Package, if you do not accept this license.
    
    (11) If your Modified Version has been derived from a Modified Version
    made by someone other than you, you are nevertheless required to ensure
    that your Modified Version complies with the requirements of this license.
    
    (12) This license does not grant you the right to use any trademark,
    service mark, tradename, or logo of the Copyright Holder.
    
    (13) This license includes the non-exclusive, worldwide, free-of-charge
    patent license to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell, import
    and otherwise transfer the Package with respect to any patent claims
    licensable by the Copyright Holder that are necessarily infringed by the
    Package. If you institute patent litigation (including a cross-claim or
    counterclaim) against any party alleging that the Package constitutes
    direct or contributory patent infringement, then this Artistic License
    to you shall terminate on the date that such litigation is filed.
    
    (14) Disclaimer of Warranty: THE PACKAGE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT
    HOLDER AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS' AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
    WARRANTIES. THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
    PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE EXTENT
    PERMITTED BY YOUR LOCAL LAW. UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW, NO COPYRIGHT HOLDER
    OR CONTRIBUTOR WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR
    CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THE PACKAGE,
    EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
    
  • tools\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    VERIFICATION
    
    The hash correct hash can be verified by independently downloading the file from the official distribution location (https://beyondgrep.com/ack-2.18-single-file) and by checking VirusTotal's hash of the official distribution URL (https://www.virustotal.com/#/url/b90cb60bc15b92441f3f9043efd8a5f2e77304441abca9fcfe3f74433570be11/detection)
    
    Generate a local hash with one of the following commands:
    
    PowerShell: Get-FileHash -Path tools\ack.pl -Algorithm SHA256
    Chocolatey: %ChocolateyInstall%\tools\checksum.exe -t=sha256 tools\ack.pl
    Cygwin:     sha256sum tools/ack.pl
    
    Verify it matches the following:
    
    6e41057c8f50f661d800099471f769209480efa53b8a886969d7ec6db60a2208 *tools/ack.pl

Virus Scan Results

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Dependencies

Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Andy Lester

Copyright

Copyright 2005-2017 Andy Lester

Tags

Release Notes

Below are the changes in ack 2.18. Find a change list that includes changes in past versions here.

2.18 Fri Mar 24 14:53:19 CDT 2017

ack 2.18 will probably be the final release in the ack 2.x series.
I'm going to be starting work on ack 3.000 in earnest. Still,
if you discover problems with ack 2, please report them to
https://github.com/petdance/ack2/issues

If you're interested in ack 3 development, please sign up
for the ack-dev mailing list and/or join the ack Slack. See
https://beyondgrep.com/community/ for details.

[INTERNALS]

Removed the abstraction of App::Ack::Resource and its subclass
App::Ack::Resource::Basic. We are abandoning the idea that we'll have
plugins.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Ack! 2.14 6218 Tuesday, October 14, 2014  
Ack! 2.04 3332 Wednesday, June 19, 2013  
Ack! 1.96.2 938 Tuesday, January 24, 2012  
Ack! 1.96.1 317 Tuesday, January 24, 2012  
Ack! 1.96 354 Tuesday, January 24, 2012  

Discussion for the Ack! Package

Ground rules:

  • This discussion is only about Ack! and the Ack! package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the google group.
  • This discussion will carry over multiple versions. If you have a comment about a particular version, please note that in your comments.
  • The maintainers of this Chocolatey Package will be notified about new comments that are posted to this Disqus thread, however, it is NOT a guarantee that you will get a response. If you do not hear back from the maintainers after posting a message below, please follow up by using the link on the left side of this page or follow this link to contact maintainers. If you still hear nothing back, please follow the package triage process.
  • Tell us what you love about the package or Ack!, or tell us what needs improvement.
  • Share your experiences with the package, or extra configuration or gotchas that you've found.
  • If you use a url, the comment will be flagged for moderation until you've been whitelisted. Disqus moderated comments are approved on a weekly schedule if not sooner. It could take between 1-5 days for your comment to show up.

comments powered by Disqus