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hf is a command line utility to quickly find files and execute a command - something like Helm/Anything/CtrlP for the terminal. It tries to find the best match, like other fuzzy finders (Sublime, ido, Helm).

Here is it in action:

happyfinder on osx

If you have any suggestions, please open an issue.

Similar projects

This project wasn't implemented as an improvement to any of the projects below - I only knew about the text editor plugins (Anything, Helm, CtrlP, Sublime's native matching...). I wanted something similar to that for the command line, and a reason to use termbox-go, a great library for creating terminal-based apps.

Those projects take the elegant route - the Unix way - in the sense they don't reimplement the "find files recursively" part. I didn't consider that route because I wanted hf to work in the Windows prompt as well.

Installation

If you have Go configured in your system, you should be able to install (and update) happyfinder with the command:

go get -u github.com/hugows/hf

Usage

The basic command is:

  hf [path] [command]

The default path is the current folder.
The default command is the first valid of $GIT_EDITOR, $EDITOR, or vim 
(subl on Windows).

To find in your git project, use:

  hf -git [command]

 (if -git is provided, then next argument (optional) is assumed to be a command)

If the binary name is 'hfg', the -git option is assumed.
This was done because Windows users have no easy way of creating command aliases.

A -cmd=<yourcmd> option is provided to simplify aliases. For example, I defined 
iga (interactive git add) like this:

alias iga='hf -cmd="git add"'

Examples:
    hf
    hf -git
    hf -git vim
    hf ~/go/src/
    hfg rm
    hf . rm

Inside the app:
    a-z0-9      Edit input string (those also work: backspace/C-a/C-e/C-k/Home/End)
    Up/down     Move cursor to next file
    Space       Toggle mark for current file and move to next
    C-t         Toggle mark for all files 
    C-s         Toggle "run command in shell"
    TAB         Jump to edit command (and back)
    RET         Run command
    ESC         Quit

When editing the command, the string $FILES is special and will
replaced by the select (or marked) files, properly quoted.
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