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xdg_open.vim : Run xdg-open from Vim; re-implements netrw's gx.

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Martin Tournoij
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Homepage: https://arp242.net/code/xdg_open.vim/


Re-implements netrw's `gx` command with a call to `xdg-open` (or a similar
tool of your choosing).

This is especially useful if you're using dirvish or some other file-manager
other than netrw.

Is this fully compatible with netrw?

It should be for most purposes, but feature-for-feature (or bug-for-bug)
compatibility was not a primary goal. Notable changes are:

- We just try to run `xdg-open`. No tricks and complicated fallbacks if that

- The default is to get the `<cWORD>` instead of `<cfile>`. This works better
  with urls which have query parameters.

- The shell command is run in the background. This is much more sane.

Can I disable netrw completely?

- To only disable gx-related functionality:

let g:netrw_nogx = 1

- To disable all of netrw:

let g:loaded_netrw = 1

- To disable the netrw doc files you need to remove the doc file at
  `$VIMRUNTIME/doc/pi_netrw.txt` and rebuild the help tags with:

:helptags $VIMRUNTIME/doc

  This has the advantage of not cluttering `:helpgrep` or tab completion.

  You will need write permissions here (e.g. run it as root). Unfortunately
  you will nee to re-run this after every upgrade.

See `:help xdg_open` for the full documentation.
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download-from-homepage.tar.gz 1.0 2016-10-31 7.0 Martin Tournoij Initial upload
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