Bug#905794: ITP: e-wrapper -- wrapper to handle "$EDITOR file:lineno"
- Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:33:35 +0200
- From: Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Bug#905794: ITP: e-wrapper -- wrapper to handle "$EDITOR file:lineno"
Owner: Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx>
* Package name : e-wrapper
Version : uhm... hard question
Upstream Author : yours truly
* URL : https://github.com/kilobyte/e
* License : hard question again
Programming Lang: Perl
Description : wrapper to handle "$EDITOR file:lineno"
All or almost all Unix editors support the syntax of "editor +42 file", to
open the given file and start with the cursor at line 42. Alas, the syntax
programs that output such data use is different: either "file:42: Something"
or "file:42:1: Something", :1 being a column number.
This wrapper will recognize such references and call your $EDITOR using the
+ notation. Thus, once you see an error message, you can copy&paste the
first word of it without having to manually adjust. Especially if your
mouse selection is configured to allow ':', it's a single triple-click
(L+L+M), and still pretty handy if not.
If your editor allows multi-open, "e" can also handle pipelines such as:
* git grep MEOW|e -:
* make 2>&1 >/dev/null|grep error:|e -::
Also, because of its short name, it reduces the typing needed to start the
editor by half if you use vi, by 80% if emacs or jstar -- and that's by far
the most frequent command an Unix user does.
Such a wrapper is small enough that it might be better to avoid wasting a
separate package just for it -- but then, /usr/bin/e is a namespace grab
that some might object to, thus they might want to not have this package