vidir - edit directories and filenames
allows editing of directories and filenames in a text editor. If no
is specified, the filenames of the current directory are
When editing a directory, each item in the directory will appear on its own
numbered line. These numbers are how vidir keeps track of what items are
changed. Delete lines to remove files from the directory, or edit filenames to
rename files. You can also switch pairs of numbers to swap filenames.
Filenames to be edited may be given any combination of directory
will be expanded to the non-recursive list of all files within
s, or -
. If the latter is specified,
reads a list of filenames from stdin and displays those for
- -v, --verbose
- Verbosely display the actions taken by the program.
- vidir *.jpeg
- Typical uses.
- find | vidir -
- Edit subdirectory contents too. To delete subdirectories, delete all their
contents and the subdirectory itself in the editor.
- find -type f | vidir -
- Edit all files under the current directory and subdirectories.
- Editor to use.
- Also supported to determine what editor to use.
Copyright 2006 by Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Licensed under the GNU GPL.