Opens URLs on the current line in your OS X default browser.
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Open URL plugin for Vim

Opens URLs on the current line in your default browser via the OS X open command, or another command you specify.

Also handles other URIs, e.g. from Spotify.

Trigger with <leader>u or :OpenURL.

Uses John Gruber's excellent URL regexp.

Requires Vim to be compiled with Ruby support. I started porting the regexp to Vim syntax, then gave up before I could hurt myself.

Configuration

Defaults to using the OS X open binary. You can configure another in your ~/.vimrc:

let g:open_url_browser="xdg-open"

Playground

Try it out on these:

URL: http://example.com

Two URLs, one line: http://example.com/#foo and http://example.com/?foo=bar#baz

Spotify URI: spotify:track:6JEK0CvvjDjjMUBFoXShNZ

There is already a gx in Vim 7.4!

I wrote this plugin before I discovered gx, but the plugin still has some benefits:

  • You can be anywhere on the line
  • If the same line has multiple URLs, it opens all of them
  • It opens other URIs, e.g. from Spotify

gx has some benefits over this plugin, though, such as cross-platform support and more configurability.

Credits and license

By Henrik Nyh under the MIT license:

Copyright (c) 2012 Henrik Nyh

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.