last updated: Dec 31, 2023

The best grep tool

Find each line of code referencing, print it out in context, and let bat syntax color the output:

rg -N -I -C10 | bat -p -f -l ts

Unfortunately in this case it won't highlight the actual match. Bat says:

If an input file contains color codes or other ANSI escape sequences or control characters, bat will have problems performing syntax highlighting and text wrapping, and thus the output can become garbled. When displaying such files it is recommended to disable both syntax highlighting and wrapping by passing the --color=never --wrap=never options to bat.

whoa wait but there's batgrep in bat-extras (source), which basically just performs that wrapping for you! brew install bat-extras to get it on a mac. Neat.

Cat a file to the terminal but highlight text that matches a regex:

rg -N --passthru <regex> <file>

Given a file which has errors like:

6:16 error '@types/config' should be listed in the project's dependencies, not devDependencies import/no-extraneous-dependencies

If you want to filter a bunch of those lines and others down to the packages that need to be listed, you can do:

rg -o "'(.*)' should be listed in the project" /tmp/b.out -r '$1' | sort | uniq

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