Utilities

Excellent Utilities: peco – interactive filtering tool

Last Updated on May 22, 2022

Summary

peco is a simple interactive filtering tool that is useful for filtering logs, stats, and more. This grep-like pipe utility is a real time-saver.

peco has some distinctive features that make the tool a valuable addition to your toolbox of tricks. It’s a CLI tool that fits perfectly into the many geeky workflows. Stay at the command-line and be more productive.

This utility is designed to view and filter finite amounts of data, such as file content or small sets of streaming data.

peco has more than 5,000 GitHub stars.

Website: peco.github.io
Support: Snap package, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: lestrrat and contributors
License: MIT License

peco is written in Go. Learn Go with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary


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sitaram
sitaram
4 years ago

You should compare it with fzf. Seems to be much more popular (for example, fzf is in both Arch and Fedora repos, but I didn’t find peco in either). I’m sure there are subtle differences if you dig deep enough, but it would be good to know if something fundamental is different / better in one or the other.

Isobel Craven
Isobel Craven
4 years ago

sitaram, if you want to compare peco with fzf go right ahead.