[CentOS] Feed a list of filenames to vim

Wed May 18 14:42:12 UTC 2011
Michael Gliwinski <Michael.Gliwinski at henderson-group.com>

On Wednesday 18 May 2011 15:09:19 Bowie Bailey wrote:
> >> $ vim `ls -1 *.txt`
> >> 
> >> or this:
> >> 
> >> $ vim `find /some/dir -name '*.txt'`
> >> 
> >> It works with any command that outputs a list of filenames.
> > 
> > Until you have a space in a filename.
> True.  But unless vim has a null-separator option for command line
> arguments, I don't know of a way to automate that case.

How about just:

  $ vim *.txt

or, if you need recursive:

  $ eval vim $(find /some/dir -type f -printf '"%p" ')

(shell quotes expansions automatically, but you can still ensure output from 
find is appropriately quoted manually)

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