Use fzf and fzy to add fuzzy search tools to the shell


Both fzf and fzy are useful and practical tools capable of simplifying tasks in many areas. What I liked about fzf is the versatility of the feature set, the flexible options for defining the terminal layout, and in particular, the actions. What impressed me about fzy is its frugal approach and the optional ability to show scores. But both tools lack the ability to influence the algorithms in a targeted way, in contrast to, say, agrep.


  1. Levenshtein distance:
  2. "Better Finds" by Karsten Günther, Linux Magazine, issue 184, March 2016,
  3. "Tutorial – ugrep" by Karsten Günther, Linux Magazine, issue 245, April 2021,
  4. fzf:
  5. fzy:
  6. lesspipe:

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