Pipe STDOUT to vim

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

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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() { $@ | vim -R - } so I can do $ v svn log (or whetever)
unixmonkey1819 · 502 weeks and 6 days ago
You could also do: vim
danielf · 498 weeks and 2 days ago
less is more in this case..
vRobM · 425 weeks and 4 days ago
not in the unix world...
nmc · 275 weeks and 3 days ago

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