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ripgrep - Command line based text manipulation

I love the command line and love command line tools! They are just so minimalistic and efficient!

Just discovered ripgrep that seems to be a great alternative to ack and ag!!

ripgrep is well documented in this blog post.

Due to absence of a build for Ubuntu 16.04, I tried to build on my own. This worked perfectly!

sudo apt-get intall cargo

cd ~/temp

git clone https://github.com/BurntSushi/ripgrep
cd ripgrep
cargo build --release
./target/release/rg --version

sudo my ./target/release/rg /usr/local/bin

Watch ripgrep cut through my 1GB Options data file!! Love it!