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Re: Top 10 reasons to start using ack

by Cody Pendant (Prior)
on Dec 06, 2006 at 05:49 UTC ( #588035=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Top 10 reasons to start using ack

OK, I have to ask ... why is it called "ack"?


($_='kkvvttuu bbooppuuiiffss qqffssmm iibbddllffss')
=~y~b-v~a-z~s; print

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Re^2: Top 10 reasons to start using ack
by petdance (Parson) on Dec 17, 2006 at 05:18 UTC
    Because it's short and pronouncable.

    xoxo,
    Andy

      Darn. I was hoping for something more creative involving Bill the Cat and Bloom County, even if it's made up...
      Update: You know, I totally forgot about --thppttt
        No, the Bill the Cat came later.

        (You *have* run ack --thppttt, right?)

        xoxo,
        Andy

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