Any fancy grep utility replacements out there?

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Fri Apr 4 22:01:08 CEST 2008

Floris Bruynooghe wrote:
> I tried to find something similar a while ago and found ack[1].  I do
> realise it's written in perl but it does the job nicely.  Never needed
> to search in zipfiles though, just unzipping them in /tmp would always
> work...

Yup, I used ack for a little while before writing grin. Unfortunately, I got 
hooked on context lines and these were unimplemented in ack.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

More information about the Python-list mailing list