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Is it possible to copy the absolute filepath of the file under the cursor in Netrw?

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You can select the file under cursor through visual block mode, like Ctrl+V, then press $ and then a j and then a y.

Now, in command line mode, Type

:echo @%.@"

This will show the full path of the file under cursor.

You can also map it to a key, Like

:map \f ^<C-V>$jy:echo @%.@"<CR>

Now, you can press \f while the cursor is on a file and it will print it's full path in command line.

  • What if I am in TreeListing mode? – Niraj Gupta Jun 16 '16 at 4:06
  • Is it not working there? – SibiCoder Jun 16 '16 at 5:28
  • that does not seem to work reliably. – Christian Brabandt Jul 20 '16 at 7:22
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This does not seem to be possible out of the box. Here is a small patch, that should do what you want:

diff --git a/runtime/autoload/netrw.vim b/runtime/autoload/netrw.vim
index de85844..c18d85d 100644
--- a/runtime/autoload/netrw.vim
+++ b/runtime/autoload/netrw.vim
@@ -6052,6 +6052,7 @@ fun! s:NetrwMaps(islocal)
nnoremap <buffer> <silent> <nowait> v       :call <SID>NetrwSplit(5)<cr>
nnoremap <buffer> <silent> <nowait> x       :<c-u>call netrw#BrowseX(<SID>NetrwBrowseChgDir(1,<SID>NetrwGetWord(),0),0)"<cr>
nnoremap <buffer> <silent> <nowait> X       :<c-u>call <SID>NetrwLocalExecute(expand("<cword>"))"<cr>
+   nnoremap <buffer> <silent> <nowait> _        :call setreg(v:register, get(b:, 'current_dir', getcwd()). '/'. <SID>NetrwGetWord())<cr>
"   " local insert-mode maps
"   inoremap <buffer> <silent> <nowait> a      <c-o>:call <SID>NetrwHide(1)<cr>
"   inoremap <buffer> <silent> <nowait> c      <c-o>:exe "NetrwKeepj lcd ".fnameescape(b:netrw_curdir)<cr>

Using this, you can copy a file path using the _ key

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