$ vd albums.json dropbox/*.xls* agents.sqlite
Use the arrow keys to move around and
q to quit.
VisiData loads data from many different sources and formats, including anything pandas can load!
New loaders are included in every release, and you can create one yourself easily.
Within VisiData, press
Ctrl+S to save the file in the format specified by the extension.
Convert directly from the command-line with:
$ vd -b input.csv -o output.json
$ netstat -an | vd -f fixed -o used-ports.txt
Ctrl+Q to exit VisiData and save to the given output file.
$ vd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_cities
$ vd --diff foo1.csv foo2.csv
VisiData can also be used in batch mode with scripts without requiring any interaction.
Save the cmdlog to a .vd file with
Ctrl+D foo.vd, then replay the saved .vd file:
$ vd -b -p foo.vd
vdin the directory with the files
Ctrl+Sto commit (see this video showing how to use the directory browser)
There are many other ways to use VisiData! To learn more, press
Ctrl+H to see the manpage, or
z Ctrl+H to see the full list of commands available on the current sheet.
[written by Saul Pwanson 2019-03-24][updated on 2020-05-01]