Plugin for Vim to enable opening files with the file:line:column syntax
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file-line is a plugin for Vim that enables opening a file in a given line.

This is a personal fork of The fork was created to address this issue, but since the code was so short I decided to rather rewrite it and do some simplifications.


If you use vim-plug, then add the following line to your vimrc file:

Plug 'lervag/file-line'

Or use some other plugin manager:


When you open a file:line, for instance when coping and pasting from an error from your compiler vim tries to open a file with a colon in its name.


vim index.html:20
vim app/models/user.rb:1337

With this little script in your plugins folder if the stuff after the colon is a number and a file exists with the name specified before the colon vim will open this file and take you to the line you wished in the first place.


This script is licensed with GPLv3.