Pipe STDOUT to vim

tail -1000 /some/file | vim -
The hyphen tells vim to open from STDOUT - saves having to create temporary files.

By: root
2009-02-25 11:43:27

What Others Think

I'd also add -R. Furthermore, I have this in my .bashrc and .zshrc... function v() { [email protected] | vim -R - } so I can do $ v svn log (or whetever)
unixmonkey1819 · 621 weeks and 1 day ago
You could also do: vim
danielf · 616 weeks and 4 days ago
less is more in this case..
vRobM · 543 weeks and 6 days ago
not in the unix world...
nmc · 393 weeks and 6 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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