Bug#908066: vim uses an incorrect URL parser

Keller Fuchs kellerfuchs at hashbang.sh
Wed Sep 5 19:53:01 BST 2018

Source: vim
Version: 2:8.0.0197-4+deb9u1
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream stretch


I just noticed that vim allows one to open a URL directly (for instance,
`vim 'https://hashbang.sh/'`), but its URL parser fails when the URL has
an empty path component (i.e. `vim 'https://hashbang.sh'` fails).

I thought it was a bug worth reporting, though I was not in a position to
test whether I could reproduce it on buster.


  Keller Fuchs  :3

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (900, 'stable'), (500, 'stable-updates')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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