vgrep: A pager for grep

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vgrep is a pager for navigating through grep output.

Usage:

grep -rn foo | vgrep
vgrep foo /some/path
vgrep foo /some/path | vgrep bar

Use hjkl or arrow keys to navigate, Enter to view file, q to quit.


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Dependencies aeson (>=0.9 && <0.10 || >=0.11 && <1.6 || >=2 && <2.1), async (>=2.0.2), attoparsec (>=0.12.1.6), base (>=4.11 && <5), containers (>=0.5.6.2), directory (>=1.2.2), fingertree (>=0.1.1), generic-deriving (>=1.5.0), lifted-base (>=0.2.3.6), microlens-mtl, microlens-platform, mmorph (>=1.0.4), mtl (>=2.2.1), pipes (>=4.1.6), pipes-concurrency (>=2.0.3), process (>=1.2.3), stm (>=2.4.4), template-haskell (>=2.10), text (>=1.2.1.3), transformers, unix (>=2.7.1), vgrep, vty (>=5.4.0 && <5.34), yaml (>=0.8.12) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright 2016 Franz Thoma
Author Franz Thoma
Maintainer franz.thoma@tngtech.com
Revised Revision 2 made by sjakobi at 2022-03-07T03:49:09Z
Category Web
Home page http://github.com/fmthoma/vgrep#readme
Source repo head: git clone https://github.com/fmthoma/vgrep
Uploaded by fmthoma at 2021-01-26T18:32:44Z
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vgrep -- A pager for grep

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Usage

  • As a pager:

    grep -rn data /some/path | vgrep  # -n for line numbers
    
  • As a drop-in replacement for grep:

    vgrep data /some/path                  # recursive by default
    vgrep data /some/path | vgrep default  # works with pipes, too
    
  • With a git alias defined in your ~/.gitconfig:

    git config --global alias.vgrep '!__git_vgrep () { git grep --color=always "$@" | vgrep; }; __git_vgrep'
    git vgrep data
    
  • Using ack/ag instead of grep? No problem:

    ack data | vgrep           # Output of `ack` is compatible
    ack --color data | vgrep   # Even coloring works
    ag --color data | vgrep    # Same for `ag`
    

Keybindings:

  • Use hjkl or the arrow keys to navigate
  • Enter opens a pager with the selected file
  • e opens the selected file in $EDITOR
  • Tab switches between results list and pager
  • q closes the pager and then the entire application.

Installation

Via nix from nixpkgs

nix-env -iA nixpkgs.haskellPackages.vgrep

From Hackage

Installation from Hackage via stack is recommended:

stack update
stack install vgrep

This will install vgrep to your ~/.local/bin directory.

From source

git clone https://github.com/fmthoma/vgrep.git
cd vgrep
stack setup
stack install