The original title was: Injecting vidir with vim like sequence of commands
I have been trying to use vidir to rename multiple files which are accidently renamed by someone. Problem is vidir doesnt use sorted order of files it sometimes picks randomly. The way my files are messed up i have to rename them using ls -rt
Files all randomly renamed. But i have a text file containing names of all files in ls -rt order.
Wanted to use that text file read the names and rename files in folder using
ls -rt order
ls -rt output
cbb308e52a3345e4ff436b2f a4b8e2aacae0a3304b3c28b8 43ca3253da336012788d3279~ ada694316cc605c7ffb790d1 3b6cc01ff2aaa5b1709918ef 7057cbda90a7adf303a56bb4~ 7c0dd50bc52bb444000cc175
e0e87002d27674ddafdb5f7077887da6-1.ps c7685093e84da8074859efc5783687b6-2.ps 062936279f54f4f5a541b5bee4daf5d4-3.ps 6f91bb10840a4a5a5331c832e5c2beb1-4.ps 9a8c5e9ae8b633a2a588518d2b9ab656-5.ps bcb77709b10eafbd2fc88ce8db41ed3f-6.ps e65c35be3c8b0aa051fb33ed2ce43ff7-7.ps
Now,It can be done by loop but writing long loop command is not feasible, when vidir comes to handy very quickly.
My vim command sequence includes
^[ggVGg^A some regex
ls -rt | vidir -
Above works But it requires interactive working.
Wanted to inject sequence like
ls -rt | vidir - << EOF commands EOF
vim file << EOF sequence EOF ------> it works command | vim - << EOF sequence of vim commands to edit input ELF ----> Want a workaround for this
But input seems to be conflicting.
Can anyone help if workaround is possible.
[Not want to use expect] Can anyone help with:
how to use ^[ggVgg^A directly from command line in vim ex mode.?
What i am trying is to pipe output of some command to vim and also inject sequence of vim commands to act on that piped input non interactively