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pick(1) usage

pick(1) reads a list of choices from stdin and outputs the selected choice to stdout. Therefore it is easily used both in pipelines and subshells:

# Select a file in the current directory to open using xdg-open(1):
$ find . -type f | pick | xargs xdg-open
# Select a command from the history to execute:
$ eval $(fc -ln 1 | pick)

pick(1) can also be used from within Vim, see the pick.vim plugin.



Available in 6c37/crux-ports.

Debian and Ubuntu

A package for Pick is available As of Debian 9 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

apt-get install pick


Package is available from the official repo.

emerge pick


The RPM builds are not yet in the official repositories. But you can use the COPR repo for all currently supported distro versions, see Active Releases:

sudo dnf install -y dnf-plugins-core && \
sudo dnf copr enable -y freedomben/pick && \
sudo dnf install -y pick

Alternatively, on Fedora 33 on x86_64 the RPM can be installed directly:

sudo dnf install pick-4.0.0-1.fc33.x86_64.rpm

If you are running RHEL, CentOS, Fedora 31/32, or if you are on ARM/aarch64 architecture, you can find appropriate RPMs on the RPM project releases page.

For more information or to contribute to the RPM build, see the RPM project page.

Void Linux

Package is available from the official repo.

xbps-install pick

Mac OS X via Homebrew

brew install pick

Mac OS X via MacPorts

sudo port install pick

FreeBSD via Ports

cd /usr/ports/sysutils/pick
make install clean

FreeBSD via pkgng

pkg install pick

NetBSD via pkgsrc

pkg_add pick


pkg_add pick

From source

make install


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