Open candid frontend by clicking canister id in iTerm2

Thanks to a hint from @alexa.smith & @chenyan I no longer have to copy paste canister IDs :slight_smile:

If you are using iTerm2, follow these steps:

  1. In your iTerm2 Preferences, go to Profiles -> Advanced -> Smart Selection -> Edit
  2. Click the + button to add a new rule and set the Regular Expression to [a-z]{5}-[a-z]{5}-[a-z]{5}-[a-z]{5}-[a-z]{3}
  3. Click on Edit Actions... and add a new action
  4. Set the Action to Open URL...
  5. Set the Parameter to\0 and name it open candid
  6. Add another action with Action set to Open URL... and the Parameter set to\0 and name it open frontend

You can now CMD+left_click canister IDs to directly open their candid frontend, you can also CMD+right_click to choose the open frontend action instead.


Thanks for putting this up! A minor correction to the regex: [a-z0-9]{5}(-[a-z0-9]{5})*-[a-z0-9]{1,5}

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