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findopen() { local PS3="select file: "; select file in $(find "$1" -iname "$2"); do ${3:-xdg-open} $file; break; done }
2010-02-28 02:28:59
User: quigybo
Functions: file find

lists the files found by find, waits for user input then uses xdg-open to open the selected file with the appropriate program.

usage: findopen path expression [command]

With the third optional input you can specify a command to use other than xdg-open, for example you could echo the filename to stdout then pipe it to another command.

To get it to work for files with spaces it gets a bit messier...

findopen() { files=( $(find "$1" -iname "$2" | tr ' ' '@') ); select file in "${files[@]//@/ }"; do ${3:-xdg-open} "$file"; break; done }

You can replace the @ with any character that probably wont be in a file name.

lsli() { ls -l --color "$@" | awk '{ for(i=9;i<NF;i++){ printf("%s ",$i) } printf("%s\n",$NF) }'; }
2010-02-23 15:05:28
User: quigybo
Functions: awk ls

displays the output of ls -l without the rest of the crud. pretty simple but useful.