PathPicker

Just discovered a delightfully useful tool for all of us, Linux shell aficionados: PathPicker.

It does essentially what is says on the tin: allows you to interactively and easily pick a file/path from a (possibly, very) long list of paths output on stdout by the command it gets piped from (see the screenshot/video to have a clearer idea).

The instructions on the site/github are specific to OS X / Brew, but installing PathPicker on Ubuntu 14.04 is as simple as:

cd ~/Downloads/
git clone git@github.com:facebook/PathPicker.git
sudo mv PathPicker/ /usr/local/
cd /usr/local/PathPicker/
sudo ln -s `pwd`/fpp /usr/local/bin/fpp

change the /usr/local/bin path to suit your taste.

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