Fandom

Vim Tips Wiki

Use gf to open a file via its URL

1,624pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Tip 691 Printable Monobook Previous Next

created 2004 · complexity intermediate · author Xiangjiang Ma · version 6.0


To make gf work for a URL, say, file:///C:/myfile.txt, I have the following in my vimrc on Windows:

au BufReadCmd file:///* exe "bd!|edit ".substitute(expand("<afile>"),"file:/*","","")

CommentsEdit

How about extending it for http://x.y

For network file like http:// ftp:// etc, I guess it is better to use netrw plugin.


 TO DO 

  • Handle escaped characters like %20 for spaces.

--Fritzophrenic 16:12, January 6, 2010 (UTC)

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki