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Find files containing string and open in vim

Terminal - Find files containing string and open in vim
vim $(grep test *)
2009-07-15 10:15:04
User: goatboy
Functions: grep test vim
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Find files containing string and open in vim

I often use "vim -p" to open in tabs rather than buffers.

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

Need to use the filenames-only clause on some implementations:

vim $(grep -l test *)

That's a lower-case "L".

Comment by curmudgeon 370 weeks and 6 days ago

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