$ vd albums.json dropbox/*.xls* agents.sqlite
Use the arrow keys to move around and
q to quit.
New loaders are included in every release, and you can create one yourself easily.
$ vd -b input.csv -o output.json
$ mv $(ls | vd) /trash
Select files using any of the selection commands.
" to pull them into their own sheet.
Ctrl+Q to exit VisiData and write the current sheet to stdout.
$ vd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_cities
$ vd output.log
: to split each line by some string.
; with a regex with capture groups like
$ vd -b -p foo.vd
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 <directory>
Edit the filenames (documentation on editing commands).
z Ctrl+S to commit the changes (before v2.0, use
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 2020-10-15]
- [updated on 2021-07-24]
- [updated on 2022-03-21]