NAME url-picker SITE http://bitbucket.org/sterlingcamden/urlpicker AUTHOR Chip Camden DATE September, 2010 DESCRIPTION Perl extension for rxvt-unicode (aka urxvt) to enable quick keyboard navigation of URLs shown in the terminal window. The design is similar to the 'follow hints' feature of Vimperator (http://vimperator.org/vimperator). INSTALLATION See the man page for urxvtperl(3) for a full discussion of Perl extensions. Enable this extension using one of the methods documented there. For instance, you could place the script url-picker in /usr/local/lib/urxvt/perl, then add the following to .Xdefaults: URxvt.perl-ext: default,matcher,url-picker URxvt.keysym.C-0xff0d: perl:url-picker I find that url-picker works well in combination with matcher, but you can leave out the latter if you don't care for it. The above enables, in addition to the default behavior, the matcher extension and url-picker. It directs the key combination of ctrl+enter to call the on_user_command function of url-picker. OPERATION If a portion of the terminal text has been marked for selection, then the search for URLs will be restricted to that region. Otherwise, the visible text of the termainl will be used. If no URLs are found, url-picker just pops up an overlay window that warns "no URLs found on visible screen" or "no URLs found in visible selected text". The overlay disappears after five seconds, but the terminal is immediately operable. If the region contains only one URL, that URL is launched to the browser. The browser is determined by X resources url-picker.launcher if defined, otherwise URxvt.urlLauncher. If neither of these are defined, the 'sensible-browser' is used. The URL will be passed as the first argument. If more than one URL is available in the region, url-picker places numbered labels over the first characters of each URL on the screen. A prompt "Follow: " appears at the bottom of the terminal window, at which you can type only numbers, backspace, enter, or escape (all other input is ignored). Escape exits this mode and removes all overlay windows, without doing anything. Enter launches the URL associated with the number that has been typed, if that number matches one of the URL labels. Otherwise, nothing happens. The labels are numbered in ascending order starting with 1 by default. You can cause them to be numbered in reverse order (so that the last link is always number 1) by setting the resource "URxvt.url-picker.order" to "descending". When typing numbers, if the number typed so far uniquely identifies a URL, that URL is launched immediately. Otherwise, the labels that do not match the numbers typed so far will be hidden. The backspace key erases the last number typed, if there is one. When a URL is launched, all overlay windows are removed and the cursor position is restored to where it was in the terminal window before url-picker was invoked. The url launched is displayed on the bottom row of the terminal window for five seconds. RESOURCES The following resources are recognized by url-picker: URxvt.urlLauncher Default browser URxvt.url-picker.input.backgroundColor Bg color for numbers typed URxvt.url-picker.input.foregroundColor Fg color for numbers typed URxvt.url-picker.label.backgroundColor Bg color for numbered labels URxvt.url-picker.label.foregroundColor Fg color for numbered labels URxvt.url-picker.launcher Browser override URXVT.url-picker.order "descending" numbers in reverse URxvt.url-picker.prompt.backgroundColor Bg color for "Follow:" prompt URxvt.url-picker.prompt.foregroundColor Fg color for "Follow:" prompt URxvt.url-picker.status.backgroundColor Bg color for status messages URxvt.url-picker.status.foregroundColor Fg color for status messages Colors must be specified using urxvt color indices as described in the urxvt(1) man page under COLORS AND GRAPHICS.