I often open the results of an external project-wide
find | xargs grep command into a new tab like this
:tabnew|read !find . -iname \*.py | xargs grep -n 'pattern'
I then use
gf to open the matching files and perform edits. While this is handy, the file opens with the cursor on the top-most line of the file.
I want to be able to jump directly to the exact line as indicated by the results (note the use of
grep -n to include line numbers in the results).
Is it possible to "promote" or "convert" the results of the command to a quickfix or location list?
Or, conversely, is there a command other than
gf that will jump to not only the file but the exact line in the file as indicated by the results?
[Edit: I know of
:vimgrep /pattern/ **/*.py but I don't know how to tell it not to follow symlinks (whereas
find won't follow links unless
-L is specified). There's also the problem of
** exhausting the command buffer if there are too many files... hence why I use
find | xargs grep.]