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I do,

find . -type f -name '*.c'

to find the list of .c files in my project. I want to open them all in the vim. I did something like this.

find . -type f -name '*.c' | xargs -- vim

It was not ideal. Is this correct or is there a better way. Please do not ask me to install a vim plugin. I am looking for unix way of doing things, i.e, by piping

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vim $(find . -type f -name '*.c')

should work, at least if none of your .c files have special characters in their names.  Depending on what shell you're using (bash, csh, etc...), you might need to change that to

vim `find . -type f -name '*.c'`
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Thanks for the response. The first way was definitely better. – Senthil Kumaran Sep 18 '13 at 6:53

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