Saving Sheets

To save your current sheet to a file, press Control-s. VisiData will prompt you with a suggested filename, which you can edit. The filename extension (e.g., .csv, .json, et cetera) will determine the format of the saved file. Once you’re satisfied, press Enter.

You can also copy selected rows to your system clipboard by typing gY and following the prompt.


If you install the python-tabulate Python package, VisiData can also save/copy a sheet in any text-table format that the package supports. To save a sheet as a GitHub-flavored Markdown table, for instance, use the .github suffix.