Software : VisualAck


 for Mac

VisualAck is like grep (or ack), except faster and with UI.

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or greater.


Command-line arguments


Available options:


Note: you must run VisualAck at least once in order for the vack executable to be added to $PATH.

How is VisualAck different than grep?

For one, it has both command-line version and UI.

In behavior, VisualAck is modelled after ack (hence the name), except it's written as a native Cocoa application (as opposed to a perl script).

Two main differences from grep are:

VisualAck aims to support the same features as ack, but that reality is still far away. At the moment it only supports the basic options.

by Krzysztof Kowalczyk