ffind v1.3.1 - A sane replacement for command line file search
ffind allows quick and easy recursive search for files in the command line. Very convenient to find a file you don't know exactly where it is or how it's called in a jungle of directories.
For example, when:
- Developing code. When it's that
.jsfile? It was called my_feature_something_somethign.js, but not sure on which on of the 30 subdirectories it is.
- Searching for a particular funny meme. It was under Images directory, but not sure if it was a .mp4 or .gif and if it was "dancing" or "DANCE"...
ffind Images/ danc
See it here in action!
If you have deal with Unix
find, it replaces the cumbersome
find . -name '*FILE_PATTERN*' with
ffind FILE_PATTERN (plus more niceties).
- Search recursively on current directory by default.
- Ignores hidden and source control files and directories by default, avoiding showing files you don't care.
- If the FILE_PATTERN is all in lowercase, the search will be case insensitive, unless a flag is set.
- Will print colorized output in glamorous red (default), except on redirected output.
- Can delete matched files, making very easy to clean compiled files, like
ffind --delete pycon your Python project
ffind txtto return all text files in current tree structure.
ffind ../other_dir txtto return all text files under dir ../other_dir
ffind --delete pycto delete files that contain
ffind --delete pyc$for only files ending in
But wait, there is more!
- Input filename may be a full regex
- Regex can affect only the filename (default) or the full path.
- Follow symlinks by default, but that can be deactivated if necessary to avoid recursion problems
- Works in Python 2.7 (deprecated since version v1.3.1) and Python 3. Please use Python 3.5 or later. It's much faster!
- Can execute commands on matched files
- Experimental fuzzy search
Requires pip, the tool for installing Python packages. You already have it installed by default on Python3!
pip install ffind
ffind --help to display all the available arguments.
usage: ffind.py [-h] [-p] [--nocolor] [--nosymlinks] [--hidden] [-c] [-i] [--delete | --exec "command" | --module "module_name args" | --command "program"] [--ignore-vcs] [-f] [--version] [dir] filepattern Search file name in directory tree
More information here
Environment variables in your shell can be used to set up default options and parameters. See here for more information.
From the source code directory:
python setup.py install
To test ffind, you must install cram (you can use
pip install cram). To run all the tests, run
make test. This runs the tests on both Python 2 and Python 3. Running just
make runs the test for Python 3.
The tests are under the
tests directory; more tests are welcome.
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Copyright (c) 2013-2018 Jaime Buelta
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