grep -rl string_to_find public_html/css/ | xargs -I '{}' vim +/string_to_find {} -c ":s/string_to_find/string_replaced"

Multiple open files and go directly to the line where some string is

Open all files which have some string go directly to the first line where that string is and run command on it. Other examples: Run vim only once with multiple files (and just go to string in the first one): grep -rl string_to_find public_html/css/ | xargs vim +/string_to_find Run vim for each file, go to string in every one and run command (to delete line): grep -rl string_to_find public_html/css/ | xargs -I '{}' vim +/string_to_find {} -c ":delete"

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By: algol
2012-11-07 14:44:51

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This is a good option when you want to run commands interactivly or do some other stuff after the first command. To run commands without a blink, , it could be usefull this other command: vim $(grep string_to_find) -c "/string_to_find" -c " :argdo s/string_to_find/string_replaced/ge | update"
algol · 288 weeks and 4 days ago

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