Open those files that contain a string in Vim
Opens files that contains a given pattern in vim. You may specify a collection of files to search, otherwise all files in the current working directory and all sub directories are searched.
Within vim use n to move to next occurrence of pattern. Ctrl-n moves to next file and ctrl-p moves to the previous file. vim is run with autowrite set. Any directories, unreadable files, or binary files in the file list are ignored.
The pattern is a literal text string. Regular expressions are not supported.
Use – to terminate the command line options. Any thing that follows – is treated as the pattern. You can search for patterns that start with - by preceding the pattern with –.
fvi [options] [–] pattern [file … ]
- -i, --ignore-case
- -w, --word
match a word
- -o, --only <glob>
a glob string used to specify desired files, can use brace expansion to specify multiple globs
- -e, --exclude <glob>
a glob string used to filter out unwanted files, can use brace expansion to specify multiple globs
- -H, --hidden
include hidden files
- -b, --binary
do not skip binary files (any not encoded in ascii or utf-8)
- -g, --gvim
open files in gvim rather than vim
- -v, --vim
open files in vim rather than gvim
- -W, --warn
do not suppress warnings about directories and binary files
- -h, --help
show help message and exit
If both --only and --exclude are specified, both must be satisfied.
Search specified files:
fvi ‘#!/usr/bin/env python3’ ~/bin/*
Search all files in current hierarchy:
fvi ‘unknown key’
Runs only on Unix systems. Requires Python 3.6 or later.
pip install fvi
The file ~/.config/fvi/settings.nt is read if it exists. This is a NestedText file that can contain settings: vim, gvim, and gui. The first specify the commands used to invoke vim and gvim. The last is a Boolean that indicates whether gvim is used by default (use yes or no). For example:
vim: vimx gvim: gvim gui: yes
In this example, vimx is used rather than vim so that copy and paste using X11 works as expected.
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