Grep recursively for a pattern and open all files that match, in order, in Vim, landing on 1st match

X='pattern'; vim +/"$X" `egrep -lr "$X" *`

2010-04-19 20:36:53

What Others Think

Good, one. I should have thought smaller ;)
rkulla · 642 weeks and 2 days ago
To exclude .svn hidden dirs: X='foo bar'; vim +/"$X" $(egrep -ilr "$X" * | grep -v svn)
rkulla · 642 weeks and 2 days ago
I didn't know about vim's + option until today. Thanks for sharing.
putnamhill · 642 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

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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