NAME

Open::This - Try to Do the Right Thing when opening files

VERSION

version 0.000021

DESCRIPTION

This module powers the ot command line script, which tries to do the right thing when opening a file. Imagine your $ENV{EDITOR} is set to vim. (This should also work for emacs and nano.) The following examples demonstrate how your input is translated when launching your editor.

    ot Foo::Bar # vim lib/Foo/Bar.pm
    ot Foo::Bar # vim t/lib/Foo/Bar.pm

Imagine this module has a sub do_something at line 55.

    ot "Foo::Bar::do_something()" # vim +55 lib/Foo/Bar.pm

Or, when copy/pasting from a stack trace. (Note that you do not need quotes in this case.)

    ot Foo::Bar line 36 # vim +36 lib/Foo/Bar.pm

Copy/pasting a git-grep result.

    ot lib/Foo/Bar.pm:99 # vim +99 Foo/Bar.pm

Copy/pasting a partial GitHub URL.

    ot lib/Foo/Bar.pm#L100 # vim +100 Foo/Bar.pm

Open a local file on the GitHub web site in your web browser. From within a checked out copy of https://github.com/oalders/open-this

    ot -b Foo::Bar

Open a local file at the correct line on the GitHub web site in your web browser. From within a checked out copy of https://github.com/oalders/open-this:

    ot -b Open::This line 50
    # https://github.com/oalders/open-this/blob/master/lib/Open/This.pm#L50

SUPPORTED EDITORS

This code has been well tested with vim. It should also work with nvim, emacs, pico, nano and kate. Patches for other editors are very welcome.

FUNCTIONS

parse_text

Given a scalar value or an array of scalars, this function will try to extract useful information from it. Returns a hashref on success. Returns undef on failure. file_name is the only hash key which is guaranteed to be in the hash.

    use Open::This qw( parse_text );
    my $parsed = parse_text('t/lib/Foo/Bar.pm:32');

    # $parsed = { file_name => 't/lib/Foo/Bar.pm', line_number => 32, }

    my $with_sub_name = parse_text( 'Foo::Bar::do_something()' );

    # $with_sub_name = {
    #     file_name     => 't/lib/Foo/Bar.pm',
    #     line_number   => 3,
    #     original_text => 't/lib/Foo/Bar.pm:32',
    #     sub_name      => 'do_something',
    # };

to_editor_args

Given a scalar value, this calls parse_text() and returns an array of values which can be passed at the command line to an editor.

    my @args = to_editor_args('Foo::Bar::do_something()');
    # @args = ( '+3', 't/lib/Foo/Bar.pm' );

editor_args_from_parsed_text

If you have a hashref from the parse_text function, you can get editor args via this function. (The faster way is just to call to_editor_args directly.)

    my @args
        = editor_args_from_parsed_text( parse_text('t/lib/Foo/Bar.pm:32') );

maybe_get_url_from_parsed_text

Tries to return an URL to a Git repository for a checked out file. The URL will be built using the origin remote and the name of the current branch. A line number will be attached if it can be parsed from the text. This has only currently be tested with GitHub URLs and it assumes you're working on a branch which has already been pushed to your remote.

    my $url = maybe_get_url_from_parsed_text( parse_text('t/lib/Foo/Bar.pm:32'));
    # $url might be something like: https://github.com/oalders/open-this/blob/master/lib/Open/This.pm#L32

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

By default, ot will search your lib and t/lib directories for local files. You can override this via the $ENV{OPEN_THIS_LIBS} variable. It accepts a comma-separated list of libs.

AUTHOR

Olaf Alders <olaf@wundercounter.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2018 by Olaf Alders.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.