edit a executable script

vie(){vi $(which $1)}
vie myscript will find where myscript is, and then use vi to edit that file. Not much trick, but saves typing if you use it a lot.

By: lpb612
2011-10-03 15:07:19

What Others Think

Not working for me: vie(){vi $(which $1)} bash: syntax error near unexpected token `{vi'
kadu · 566 weeks and 2 days ago
Found the error vie(){ vi $(which $1); } Kadu
kadu · 566 weeks and 2 days ago
excelent :D i'm using on gentoo, tired to do qfile $(which command) thanks :D QFile(){ qfile $(which $1); }
ivanalejandro0 · 566 weeks and 2 days ago
just to quickly check if you edit the right one: editscript() { which -a $1; $EDITOR $(which $1); }
piccobello · 565 weeks and 6 days ago

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