August 3, 2023

Open all grepped files in vim

To open all grepped files in vim run:

$ vi $(grep -ld s pattern files)

For example:

$ vi $(grep -ld s trisquel *.md)

will open, all Markdown files which match the pattern trisquel in their content, in vim.

You can also run grep first, and then run:

$ vi $(!!)

grep is copyleft-licensed and is maintained by Jim Meyering1.

See also:

  1. GNU Grep official website.↩︎

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