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Search commandlinefu and view syntax-highlighted results in vim

Terminal - Search commandlinefu and view syntax-highlighted results in vim
cmdfu(){ local t=~/cmdfu;echo -e "\n# $1 {{{1">>$t;curl -s "commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$1/`echo -n $1|base64`/plaintext"|sed '1,2d;s/^#.*/& {{{2/g'>$t;vim -u /dev/null -c "set ft=sh fdm=marker fdl=1 noswf" -M $t;rm $t; }
2012-02-21 05:43:16
User: AskApache
Functions: echo rm sed vim
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Search commandlinefu and view syntax-highlighted results in vim

Here is the full function (got trunctated), which is much better and works for multiple queries.

function cmdfu () {

local t=~/cmdfu;

until [[ -z $1 ]]; do

echo -e "\n# $1 {{{1" >> $t;

curl -s "commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$1/`echo -n $1|base64`/plaintext" | sed '1,2d;s/^#.*/& {{{2/g' | tee -a $t > $t.c;

sed -i "s/^# $1 {/# $1 - `grep -c '^#' $t.c` {/" $t;

shift;

done;

vim -u /dev/null -c "set ft=sh fdm=marker fdl=1 noswf" -M $t;

rm $t $t.c

}

Searches commandlinefu for single/multiple queries and displays syntax-highlighted, folded, and numbered results in vim.

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Depending on your ~/.vimrc it may throw some errors. I added a "-u NONE"-switch to the vim invocation and the "noswf"-option to avoid having a swapfile generated (which won't be deleted when you mess up vim). I like this one. Very conveniently formatted output.

Comment by disKoma 250 weeks and 4 days ago

@disKoma

Nice, I like the noswf. My vimrc is awesome but that's a good idea too. the vim -u NONE will work but will throw an error as its looking for a file. The solution is vim -u /dev/null

Comment by AskApache 250 weeks and 4 days ago

I updated the function to reflect your suggestions..

Comment by AskApache 250 weeks and 4 days ago

for ubuntu users is needed the -L option in curl call for the redirected response of commandlinefu

....

curl -L -s "commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/$1/` ....

Comment by horaciod 248 weeks and 6 days ago

@AskApache Cool. I tried it out, but for quick reading, even with mapped to toggle folds, I decided to stick with mine :)

Comment by expelledboy 240 weeks and 3 days ago

...even with space mapped to toggle folds... didnt know there was formatting rules in comments?

Comment by expelledboy 240 weeks and 3 days ago

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