URL matching fails on second colon

Bug #372449 reported by aarons on 2009-05-05
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

The URL matching in gnome-terminal fails at a second colon in the url. For example, with the following URL:


gnome-terminal (2.26.0) will only recognize http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File. Since a colon is a valid character in a URL, it should correctly match the entire string.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

this is a side effect of bug 352395, removing that from the select-by-word should allow you to do that, but it doesn't work at all. marking this as duplicate.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Allan Feid (crayz) wrote :

I believe this duplicate status is wrong. I have no problem double clicking to select a link with a ':' in it, but the ability to open this link fails as it cuts off the link at the ':'. There has been numerous bug reports about this problem, and here is one with a patch attached:


Unmarking as a duplicate of the other bug as there is a direct fix for this bug (but not the other one) available in the upstream bugtracker (now linked).

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Triaged
Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Invalid
Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Invalid → Unknown
Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: New → Invalid
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Upstream bug showing duplicate of #640727
which was closed "RESOLVED FIXED" on 2011-08-02
Checked working as intended in Ubuntu 18.04
Changing to "Fix Released" to close

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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