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find all files containing a pattern, open them using vi and place cursor to the first match, use 'n' and ':n' to navigate

Terminal - find all files containing a pattern, open them using vi and place cursor to the first match, use 'n' and ':n' to navigate
find . -type f -exec grep -l pattern {} \; | xargs vi +/pattern
2009-02-16 08:39:39
Functions: find grep vi xargs
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find all files containing a pattern, open them using vi and place cursor to the first match, use 'n' and ':n' to navigate

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You can do this from inside VIM with :grep -r pattern

Comment by bartman 341 weeks and 1 day ago

If you're just looking, better to use 'less' than 'vi'.

And, of course, there's 'grep-find' in emacs.

Comment by mkc 341 weeks and 1 day ago

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