ripgrep v12.1.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 2020-05-09 // 5 months ago
  • ๐Ÿš€ ripgrep 12.1.0 is a small minor version release that mostly includes bug fixes
    ๐Ÿ“š and documentation improvements. This release also contains some important
    ๐Ÿ“ฆ notices for downstream packagers.

    In case you haven't heard of it before, ripgrep is a line-oriented search
    tool that recursively searches your current directory for a regex pattern. By
    0๏ธโƒฃ default, ripgrep will respect your .gitignore and automatically skip hidden
    files/directories and binary files.

    ๐Ÿ“ฆ Notices for downstream ripgrep package maintainers:

    • ๐Ÿš€ Fish shell completions will be removed in the ripgrep 13 release.
      ๐Ÿ‘€ See #1577
      for more details.
    • ripgrep has switched from a2x to asciidoctor to generate the man page.
      If asciidoctor is not present, then ripgrep will currently fall back to
      ๐Ÿš€ a2x. Support for a2x will be dropped in the ripgrep 13 release.
      ๐Ÿ‘€ See #1544
      for more details.

    ๐Ÿ”‹ Feature enhancements:

    • FEATURE #1547:
      ๐Ÿ‘Œ Support decompressing .Z files via uncompress.

    ๐Ÿ› Bug fixes:

    • BUG #1252:
      โž• Add a section on the --pre flag to the GUIDE.
    • BUG #1339:
      ๐Ÿ‘Œ Improve error message when a pattern with invalid UTF-8 is provided.
    • BUG #1524:
      Note how to escape a $ when using --replace.
    • BUG #1537:
      ๐Ÿ›  Fix match bug caused by inner literal optimization.
    • BUG #1544:
      ripgrep now uses asciidoctor instead of a2x to generate its man page.
    • BUG #1550:
      Substantially reduce peak memory usage when searching wide directories.
    • BUG #1571:
      โž• Add note about configuration files in --type-{add,clear} docs.
    • BUG #1573:
      ๐Ÿ›  Fix incorrect --count-matches output when using look-around.