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open-in-editor-connect

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Connect/Express extension to open a local file in an editor by URL. It could be useful addon for a local development server.

Editor support:

You also can use any other editor that is able to open files from command line.

Features

  • Quickly open a local file in an editor from the browser. Just append line number to the URL.
  • Easy to use with open-in-editor-extension for Google Chrome.
  • X-SourcePath HTTP header with a local path on a file system.
  • Built-in adapter for the serve-static middleware.
  • Configurable editors

Installation

This is a Node.js module available through the npm registry. Installation is done using the npm install command:

$ npm install open-in-editor-connect

Then add the middleware to your server. There are some examples the below how to use open-in-editor-connect middleware for a web server.

Usage

Append line number to the URL in the location bar of a browser and a file will be opened in the editor.

open-in-editor-connect

Examples

curl -X POST -i "http://localhost:3000/server.js:123"

Open the server.js file in default editor and put a cursor to line 123.

curl -X POST -i "http://localhost:3000/server.js?edit=sublime&at=123"

Open the server.js file in Sublime Editor and put a cursor to line 123.

URLs

  • http://host/path:{line}
  • http://host/path:{line}:{column}

Query Parameters

edit

  • http://host/path?edit
  • http://host/path?edit={editor}

API

var openInEditor = require('open-in-editor-connect');
  • openInEditor(root, options)

Create a new middleware function to handle files from within a given root directory.

If root is not provided then it returns new middleware factory where the given options will be set to defaults.

root

The file to handle will be determined by combining req.url with the provided root directory.

Options

dotfiles

Set how "dotfiles" are treated when encountered. Default is ignore.

  • allow No special treatment for dotfiles.
  • ignore Pretend like the dotfile does not exist and 404/next().

editorParam

String name of query param. Default is edit.

serveStatic

Set this to true to return a wrapped version of for the serve-static middleware. The main proporse of the wrapping is an ability to open in an editor the same files as they served. Also the wrapper adds X-SourcePath HTTP header to the served files response. Default is false.

The serve-static isn't a dependency of open-in-editor-connect. The dependencies section of your application's package.json file must contain the serve-static module in order to use the wrapper.

editor

Object with options for an editor.

name: An string name of an editor.

Supported names are:

Name Editor
atom Atom Editor
emacs Emacs (via Terminal, Mac OS and Linux only)
idea14ce IDEA 14 CE
phpstorm PhpStorm
sublime Sublime Text
vim Vim (via Terminal, Mac OS and Linux only)
visualstudio Visual Studio
webstorm WebStorm

Use these setting if the editor currently is not supported or if the editor's path can't be detected automatically.

binary: A string path to the editor binary

args: A string of command line arguments which will be passed to the binary. The args can contain placeholders to be replaced by actual values. Supported placeholders: {filename}, {line} and {column}

terminal: Set this to true if the editor should be opened in a terminal. Mac OS and Linux are supported.

Examples

Connect: Open in Visual Studio Code

var connect = require('connect');
var serveStatic = require('serve-static');
var openInEditor = require('open-in-editor-connect');

var app = connect();
app.use(openInEditor('.', {
  editor: { name: 'code' }
}));
app.use(serveStatic('.'));
app.listen(3000);

License

MIT

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