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Ack is designed as a standalone (one perl file) replacement for 99% of the uses of grep.

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The best ack alternatives based on verified products, community votes, reviews and other factors.
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    grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular...

  2. 14

    ripgrep combines the usability of The Silver Searcher with the raw speed of grep.

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    A code searching tool similar to ack, with a focus on speed.

  5. Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently.

  6. dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results.

    Open Source

  7. AstroGrep is A Microsoft Windows GUI File Searching (grep) utility.

  8. The awk utility interprets a special-purpose programming language that makes it possible to handle...

  9. GNU datamash is command-line program which performs simple calculation (e.g.

  10. mawk is an interpreter for the AWK Programming Language.

  11. Performs a global regular expression search and replace operation on each line of ASCII input from...

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  13. grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use PCRE regular expressions to search for...

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  14. UniversalCodeGrep (ucg) is an extremely fast grep-like tool specialized for searching large bodies...

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