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tool - ack is a tool like grep, optimized for programmers

I stumbled over a domain name called "betterthangrep.com and thought "wow, bold statement". But i liked the testimonials as well as the featurelist so i played a round a bit and you really get the feeling ack is doing better then grep in the metter of "output what you search for".

I will go on with my investigation, lets see if i find something i can add to this entry.

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howto - regex - apache php

Currently, there is no howto. But by the time of running into and solving problems with regex, a view pages helped my a lot. So here they are.

regex php german by phpwcms-howto.de regex howto german by danielfett.de regex howto english by zytrax.com regex in apache mod_rewrite by apache.org regex online tool by gskinner.com regex online test by regexplanet.com

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mplayer - play files selected with "ls | grep $name" using xargs

Easy task, you want to listen to some files in your audio directory. You can list the files via ls and also grep them by piping the output of ls. But how do you get this result to the mplayer? By using xargs.

ls | grep '$mynameschema' | xargs mplayer

Do you want to know more about using xargs? Try the following link

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