|VIS-OPEN(1)||General Commands Manual||VIS-OPEN(1)|
Interactively select a file to open
vis-open takes a list of filenames and
directories on the command-line and displays them in a menu for the user to
select one. If the user selects a directory (including
..), the directory contents are displayed as a fresh
menu. Once the user has selected a filename, its absolute path is printed to
vis-menu(1) as its user-interface, so see that page for
- Display prompt before the list of items. This is passed straight through to vis-menu(1).
- Normally, if
vis-openis provided with a single filename or directory argument, it will automatically select it (printing the filename to standard output, or presenting a new menu with the contents of the directory). If
vis-openwill always present the arguments it's given, even if there's only one.
- If this token is encountered before the first non-option argument, all
following arguments will be treated as menu-items, even if they would
otherwise be valid command-line options.
If encountered after the first non-option argument, or after a previous instance of
--it is treated as a menu-item.
- File and directory names to be presented to the user. If a name does not exist on the filesystem and the user selects it, it is treated as a file.
- If present,
vis-openprints a usage summary and exits, ignoring any other flag and arguments.
vis-open utility exits 0 on
success, and >0 if an error occurs.
In particular, like vis-menu(1),
vis-open prints nothing and sets its exit status to
1 if the user refused to select a file.
CHOICE=$(vis-open -p "Select a file to stat") if [ $? -gt 0 ]; then echo "No selection was made, or an error occurred" else stat "$CHOICE" fi
ls(1) to obtain the contents of a directory, weird things
might happen if you have control-characters in your filenames.
|November 29, 2016||Vis v0.7|