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Open associated programs : Open files and web pages in associated programs from Vim

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created by
Peter Odding
 
script type
utility
 
description
This plug-in has been abandoned! Most of its code has been absorbed into my miscellaneous scripts for Vim (see https://github.com/xolox/vim-misc) while the user interface part is still found in the shell plug-in (vimscript #3123). I will no longer maintain the "Open associated programs" plug-in since I'm shifting focus to the miscellaneous scripts (because they're included in all of my Vim plug-ins and since I need the "open associated programs" functionality in several of my plug-ins, this makes most sense).

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This plug-in knows how to open files, directories, URLs and e-mail addresses from inside Vim using the associated programs. It should work on Windows, Mac OS X and most Linux installations. For more information about the plug-in please refer to its homepage or the project page on GitHub:

http://peterodding.com/code/vim/open-associated-programs/
http://github.com/xolox/vim-open-associated-programs

If you have questions, bug reports, suggestions, etc. the author can be contacted at peter@peterodding.com. If you like this plug-in please vote for it below!
 
install details
Unzip the most recent ZIP archive file (see below) inside your Vim profile directory (usually this is "~/.vim" on UNIX and "%USERPROFILE%\vimfiles" on Windows), restart Vim and execute the command ":helptags ~/.vim/doc" (use ":helptags ~\vimfiles\doc" instead on Windows).

Note that on Windows a command prompt window pops up when either of the functions is called. If this bothers you then you can install my shell.vim plug-in (see vimscript #3123) which includes a DLL that works around this issue. Once you’ve installed both plug-ins it should work out of the box!
 

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
open-associated-programs.zip 1.2.1 2010-12-04 7.0 Peter Odding Bug fix for E121 in handle_error():
https://github.com/xolox/vim-open-associated-programs/commit/87dd8d408b40710afbbc
open-associated-programs.zip 1.2 2010-09-18 7.0 Peter Odding Renamed plug-in from ‘Open external location’ to ‘Open associated programs’:
http://github.com/xolox/vim-open-associated-programs/commit/71111c7e19ae02368a5f
open-external-location.zip 1.1 2010-09-17 7.0 Peter Odding Fixed reference to vim.org, added GLVS header:
http://github.com/xolox/vim-open-external-location/commit/c706b115c4
open-external-location.zip 1.0 2010-09-17 7.0 Peter Odding Initial upload
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