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The Silver Searcher

A code-searching tool similar to ack, but faster

Developed by Geoff Greer

Maintained by Feram GmbH Claim Stewardship

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The Silver Searcher is a tool for searching code. It started off as a clone of Ack, but their feature sets have since diverged slightly. In typical usage, Ag is 5-10x faster than Ack.


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Version 2.2.0
Price Free
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License Apache-2.0


For more details, check out the external changelog.

  1. The Silver Searcher 2.2.0

    Released on 2018-08-07

  2. The Silver Searcher 2.1.0

    Released on 2017-08-25

  3. The Silver Searcher 2.0.0

    Released on 2017-06-04

    • Removal of .agignore (in favor of .ignore)
  4. The Silver Searcher 1.0.3

    Released on 2017-05-03

  5. The Silver Searcher 1.0.2

    Released on 2016-12-03

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