app lineselect

Interactive Line Selector

1 unstable release

0.1.0 Aug 7, 2023

#645 in Command line utilities

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Line Select


Elevate your command-line pipelines using the Interactive Line Selector – a potent utility enabling interactive line selection from stdin. Seamlessly integrate, pause, select, and refine your pipeline, enhancing data processing precision.


  • Interactive Selection: Pause the pipeline's execution to manually select specific lines from the input stream.
  • Seamless Integration: Easily integrate the Interactive Line Selector into your existing command-line pipelines.
  • Optimized Workflow: Curate data on-the-fly for more accurate and meaningful results.


Incorporate the Interactive Line Selector into your pipeline:

<command producing input> | lineselect | <subsequent command>

Use arrow keys to navigate, press Space to select/deselect lines, and press Enter to proceed with the selected lines.


Imagine you have a list of files in a directory and you want to selectively remove them using rm. Instead of using a complex find command, you can utilize the Interactive Line Selector to streamline the process:

ls | lineselect | xargs rm




wget https://github.com/urbanogilson/lineselect/releases/download/v0.1.0/lineselect_0.1.0_amd64.deb
apt install ./lineselect_0.1.0_amd64.deb


Contributions are welcome! If you have ideas for improvements or new features, please feel free to submit a pull request.


This project builds upon the fantastic work of the following projects:

  • Clap - A full featured, fast Command Line Argument Parser for Rust.
  • Dialoguer - Rust utility library for nice command line prompts and similar things.
  • Colored - Coloring terminal so simple you already know how to do it!

Previous Implementation

This idea has been implemented before by chfritz/lineselect using JavaScript. Our project aims to provide an option in Rust with a single binary.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details.


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