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Select and Edit a File in the Current Directory

Terminal - Select and Edit a File in the Current Directory
PS3="Enter a number: "; select f in *;do $EDITOR $f; break; done
2009-09-10 06:04:42
User: haivu
Select and Edit a File in the Current Directory

This command displays a simple menu of file names in the current directory. After the user made a choice, the command invokes the default editor to edit that file.

* Without the break statement, the select command will loop forever

* Setting the PS3 prompt is optional

* If the user types an invalid choice (such as the letter q), then the variable $f will become an empty string.

* For more information, look up the bash's select command


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Interesting. However, need to exclude directories and include hidden files in the listing.

Comment by sklm 316 weeks and 5 days ago

If you want to exclude dir and include hidden file, try this:

PS3="Enter a number: "; select f in $(find . -type f -maxdepth 1);do $EDITOR $f; break; done
Comment by haivu 316 weeks and 5 days ago

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