Published: October 30, 2015 • Updated: March 20, 2023 • 2 min read
Today I submitted my first pull request to The Silver Searcher project:
Silver Searcher is a fantastic command line search tool. I used it recently to find down Ruby getter methods:
$ ag 'def (\w+);?\s+@\1;?\s+end'
My pull request adds support for the
.rdoc file extension, which is common in
many Ruby projects, including Rails. If it gets merged, the following search
will be scoped only to .
$ ag 'contributing' --rdoc
This pull request allowed me to write and test in C, something I’ve never done before. I hope that this feature will allow programmers to more easily navigate documentation from the command line. In a large project like Rails, a flag that can cut through the noise should be helpful.
What are your thoughts on this? Let me know!
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