Skip to main content
This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse. Changes made here affect the production instance of PyPI (pypi.python.org).
Help us improve Python packaging - Donate today!

Combines grep/ack with vim to quickly find and edit files that contain a pattern

Project Description

Given a pattern and a list of files, fvi first runs grep on the given files to find which contain the pattern, and then opens only those files in vim. Within vim use n to move to next occurrence of pattern and Ctrl-n to move to next file. vim is run with autowrite set. Any directories, unreadable files, or binary files in the file list are ignored.

If no file list is given on the command line, fvi then uses ack rather than grep to find which files contain the pattern. Generally ack will look at all regular files in the current working directory and all subdirectories, however this can be controlled using .ackrc files.

Arguments

fvi [options] pattern [file [ file … ]]

Options

-h, --help Show this help message and exit.
-w, --word Match a word.
-i, --ignore-case
 Ignore case.
-m, --magic Treat pattern as a vim magic or grep basic regular expression.
-v, --very-magic
 Treat pattern as a vim very magic or grep extended regular expression.
-g, --gvim Open files in gvim.

Installation

Runs only on Unix systems. Requires Python 3.5 or later. It also requires Python’s docutils. Also uses ack if available. Install using:

pip install fvi

Installs both the program an its manpage. Once installed, you can get more information using:

man fvi

Configuration

You can use the VIM, GVIM, GREP, and ACK environment variables to control which versions of these programs should be used. By default, VIM=vim, GVIM=gvim, GREP=grep, and ACK=ack. For example, if you wish to replace ack with The Silver Searcher, add the following to your .bashrc file:

export ACK=ag

On Ubuntu, ack is installed with a non-standard name, so you will want to put:

export ACK=ack-grep

into your ~/.bashrc file.

If you wish to use the Silver Searcher to replace ack, use:: . You will need to modify the fvi file and replace ack with ack-grep to address this issue.

Release History

Release History

This version
History Node

1.2.0

History Node

1.1.7

History Node

1.1.6

History Node

1.1.5

History Node

1.1.4

History Node

1.1.3

History Node

1.1.2

History Node

1.1.1

History Node

1.1

History Node

1.1.0

Download Files

Download Files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
fvi-1.2.0.tar.gz (8.7 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Feb 11, 2016

Supported By

WebFaction WebFaction Technical Writing Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Heroku Heroku PaaS Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate Rackspace Rackspace Cloud Servers DreamHost DreamHost Log Hosting