This week I will talk about the command line image viewer sxiv. While it’s a command line tool, of course it spawn a X window to display the pictures. It’s very light and easy of use, it’s my favorite image viewer.
Quick start: (you should read the man page for more informations)
- sxiv file1 file2… : Sxiv open only files given as parameter or filenames from stdin
- p/n : previous/next
- f : fullscreen
- 12 G : go to 12th image of the list
- Return : switch to the thumbnails mode / select the image from the thumbnails mode
- q : quit
- a lot more in the well written man page !
For power users who have a LOT of pictures to sort: Sxiv has a nice function that let you mark images you see and dump the list of marked images in a file (see parameter -o).
- Tip for zsh users, if you want to read every jpg files in a tree, you
- can use
sxiv **/*.jpgglobbing as seen in the Zsh cheat sheet
In OpenBSD ports tree, check graphics/sxiv.