- problem: find the files that match
- problem: stack/buffer the matches
- move the cursor to the next file of the stack and thereby to the location of the match
- repeat step 2
Things I have used earlier to tackle the issue.
Vi/m: (the below works in an ubuntu server, perhaps configured by sysadmin but cannot get it work locally)
:grep -r "[^|]*|[^|]*|[^|]*|.*" * <edit something> :cn <edit something> :cn <damn forgot it> :bn <forward and so on>
M-x grep Enter and then to have
grep -r "[^|]*|[^|]*|[^|]*|.*" * but now in mystery. How can you do the fast hierarchial edits?
shellesque: then I once created a wild one-liner with some grep-xargs-something-things-vi but I am starting to smell reinventing-the-wheel.
Sorry about the vim/emacs juxtaposition but I don't care which tool you use, use the most convenient (xargs/emacs/vi/m just examples).