I've just uploaded ack 2.18 to CPAN and to https://beyondgrep.com/
ack 2.18 will probably be the final release in the ack 2.x series.
I'm going to be starting work on ack 3.000 in earnest. Still,
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2.18 Fri Mar 24 14:53:19 CDT 2017
ack no longer throws an undefined variable warning if it's called
from a directory that doesn't exist. (GH #634)
--context=0 (and its short counterpart -C 0) did not set to context
of 0. This means that a command-line --context=0 couldn't override
a --context=5 in your ackrc. Thanks, Ed Avis. (GH #595)
t/ack-s.t would fail in non-English locales. Thanks, Olivier Mengué.
(GH #485, GH #515)
--after-context and --before-context (and their short counterparts
-A and -B) no longer require a value to be passed. If no value is
set, they default to 2. (GH #351)
Added .xhtml to the --html filetype. Added .wsdl to the --xml filetype.
Thanks, H.Merijn Brand. (GH #456)
Explain that filetypes must be two characters or longer. (GH #389)
Updated incorrect docs about how ack works. Thanks, Gerhard Poul.
Removed the abstraction of App::Ack::Resource and its subclass
App::Ack::Resource::Basic. We are abandoning the idea that we'll have
Removed dependency on File::Glob which isn't used.
Andy Lester => www.petdance.com