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Open (in vim) all modified files in a git repository

Terminal - Open (in vim) all modified files in a git repository
vim -p `git --porcelain | awk {print $2}`
2013-04-29 21:52:23
User: cnelsonsic
Functions: awk vim
Open (in vim) all modified files in a git repository

Opens all files in the index (modified plus not added yet) in tabs in vim.


There are 15 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
vim `git status --porcelain | sed -ne 's/^ M //p'`
2012-11-21 06:31:46
User: seb1245
Functions: sed vim
Tags: vim git

The option --porcelain makes the output of git easier to parse.

This one-liner may not work if there is a space in the modified file name.

vim `git diff --name-only`
2015-02-25 11:12:49
User: mbudde
Functions: diff vim
Tags: vim git

For editing files added to the index:

vim `git diff --name-only --cached`

To edit all changed files:

vim `git diff --name-only HEAD`

To edit changed files matching glob:

vim `git diff --name-only -- '*.html'`

If the commands needs to support filenames with whitespace, it gets a bit hacky (see http://superuser.com/questions/336016/invoking-vi-through-find-xargs-breaks-my-terminal-why for the reason):

git diff --name-only -z | xargs -0 bash -c '</dev/tty vim "$@"' x

The last part can be put in a script named e.g. vimargs, and used with any command outputting NUL separated filenames:

git grep -lz foobar | vimargs
vim `git status | grep modified | awk '{print $3}'`
2012-11-19 09:48:46
User: TetsuyO
Functions: awk grep vim
Tags: vim git

This oneliner gets all the 'modified' files in your git repository, and opens all of them in vim.

Very handy when you're starting to work in the morning and you simply want to review your modified files before committing them.

Maybe there are better ways to do that (and maybe integrated in vim and/or git, who knows), but I found quicker to do this oneliner.

git status --porcelain | sed -ne 's/^ M //p' | tr '\n' '\0' | tr -d '"' | xargs -0 vim
2014-05-08 08:36:27
User: uschrisf
Functions: sed tr xargs
Tags: vim git

Works even with spaces in filenames.

As an alias in .gitconfig:


editchanged = "!git status --porcelain | sed -ne 's/^ M //p' | tr '\\n' '\\0' | tr -d '\"' | xargs -0 vim"

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oh, it doesn't work. Maybe it's

vim -p `git status --porcelain | awk '{print $2}'`

Comment by ckrissun 168 weeks and 4 days ago

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