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Open the filename from either the current selection or the clipboard. If neither of these are files, then create a new filename based on the selection.
import sublime, sublime_plugin
import os.path, string
VALID_FILENAME_CHARS = "-_.() %s%s%s" % (string.ascii_letters, string.digits, "/:\\")
# { "keys": ["alt+o"], "command": "open_filename_under_cursor" }
class OpenFilenameUnderCursor(sublime_plugin.TextCommand):
def run(self, edit):
for region in self.view.sel():
# Collect the texts that may possibly be filenames
quoted_text = self.get_quoted_selection(region)
selected_text = self.get_selection(region)
whole_line = self.get_line(region)
clipboard = sublime.get_clipboard().strip()
default_new_filename = self.create_filename(selected_text)
# Search for a valid filename from the possible sources: quoted_text, selected_text, whole_line, clipboard
# If none of these sources match a valid filename the a new filename will be created from the selected_text
filename = default_new_filename
for text in (quoted_text, selected_text, whole_line, clipboard):
potential_filename = self.get_filename(text)
if os.path.isfile(potential_filename):
filename = potential_filename
# If a filename was discovered from one of the sources, then open it
if filename:
print "Opening file '%s'" % (filename)
print "No filename discovered in the quoted_text, selected_text, whole_line or clipboard"
def get_selection(self, region):
return self.view.substr(region).strip()
def get_line(self, region):
return self.view.substr(self.view.line(region)).strip()
def get_quoted_selection(self, region):
text = self.view.substr(self.view.line(region))
position = self.view.rowcol(region.begin())[1]
quoted_text = self.expand_within_quotes(text, position, '"')
if not quoted_text:
quoted_text = self.expand_within_quotes(text, position, '\'')
return quoted_text
def expand_within_quotes(self, text, position, quote_character):
open_quote = text.rfind(quote_character, 0, position)
close_quote = text.find(quote_character, position)
return text[open_quote+1:close_quote] if (open_quote > 0 and close_quote > 0) else ''
def get_filename(self, text):
return text if os.path.isfile(text.strip()) else ''
def create_filename(self, text):
return ''.join(c for c in text if c in VALID_FILENAME_CHARS)
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I made a plugin using this code and editing it for better usability with Rails partials. I wanted to get your permission to keep it up on Github. I will give you credit of course. I know that there is already a plugin, but it did not suit my needs and had no support for erb files. Thanks.

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