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bug #41076: support HTML links in terminal display

Submitted by:  Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Submitted on:  Fri 03 Jan 2014 04:49:15 AM UTC  
Category: GUISeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 3 - LowItem Group: Feature Request
Status: In ProgressAssigned to: Torsten <ttl>
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Microsoft Windows

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Mon 17 Apr 2017 07:19:21 PM UTC, comment #3:

I have pushed the patch with changeset
and changed the operating system to Windows, since the solution for Windows is still an open issue.

Torsten <ttl>
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Wed 22 Mar 2017 08:56:16 PM UTC, comment #2:

The unix part of the terminal already provides a filter structure for matching urls and related actions for opening or copying the urls. Attached please find a patch for testing that allows to open urls directly via left click or via the context menu.

The concept can also be used for opening files from error messages (bug #35619).

I have not pushed this patch to the default branch because the windows part of the terminal does not provide the required filter structure and I have not tested compiling the patch for windows yet. I am wondering whether it is worth (and possible) to merge the two different versions (unix and windows).

(file #40069)

Torsten <ttl>
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Sun 20 Nov 2016 08:06:40 PM UTC, comment #1:

This feature would be very useful in Octave to implement clickable error messages in the console, that directly lead you into the corresponding code line in the editor (see bug #35619).

Hartmut <hardy>
Fri 03 Jan 2014 04:49:15 AM UTC, original submission:

in matlab,


where "_click here_" is an underlined link which if can click on it and it'll run afunc().

Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>


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file #40069:  bug41076_20170322-v01.patch added by ttl (7KiB - text/x-patch)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Mon 17 Apr 2017 08:02:36 PM UTCttlAssigned toNone=>ttl
    Mon 17 Apr 2017 07:19:21 PM UTCttlStatusPatch Submitted=>In Progress
      Operating SystemAny=>Microsoft Windows
    Wed 22 Mar 2017 08:56:16 PM UTCttlAttached File-=>Added bug41076_20170322-v01.patch, #40069
      StatusPostponed=>Patch Submitted
    Thu 17 Nov 2016 06:13:20 AM UTCmtmillerSeverity3 - Normal=>1 - Wish
      Priority5 - Normal=>3 - Low
      Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows=>Any
    Mon 20 Jan 2014 04:22:23 AM UTCmtmillerDependencies-=>bugs #35619 is dependent

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