vim `git status | grep modified | awk '{print $3}'`

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

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.

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By: TetsuyO
2012-11-19 09:48:46

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You don't even need grep, awk can search too: git status | awk '/modified/{ print $3 }'
flatcap · 287 weeks and 3 days ago
It is more robust to parse the "M" flag than the "modified" keyword from the output of git, because the command won't be confuzed when an unmodified file has the substring "modified" in its name
seb1245 · 287 weeks and 1 day ago

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