Vim Function for GitHub Links
Update (1/31/2018): I extracted this code to a vim plugin and made a few improvements to it: https://github.com/pgr0ss/vim-github-url
I write a lot of code in Vim, and depending on the programming language, mostly stay inside the editor.
However, I have a common workflow where I want to send a link of what I’m looking at to someone. I used to open GitHub or GitHub Enterprise, browse to the file and line, and then copy/paste the URL to someone. This is onerous, so I decided to automate it with a Vim function (that lives in the
Here’s the function:
function! GitHubURL() range let branch = systemlist("git name-rev --name-only HEAD") let remote = systemlist("git config branch." . branch . ".remote") let repo = systemlist("git config --get remote." . remote . ".url | sed 's/\.git$//' | sed 's_^git@\\(.*\\):_https://\\1/_' | sed 's_^git://_https://_'") let revision = systemlist("git rev-parse HEAD") let path = systemlist("git ls-files --full-name " . @%) let url = repo . "/blob/" . revision . "/" . path . "#L" . a:firstline . "-L" . a:lastline echomsg url endfunction command! -range GitHubURL <line1>,<line2>call GitHubURL()
Now, I can select a block of code and run
:GitHubURL and it will print something like https://github.com/braintreeps/vim_dotfiles/blob/f6c550529b16b48f9ac99d5dd60c354373aa3fa1/vimrc#L275-L284
It should work for both GitHub and GitHub Enterprise.