Created: 2010-05-27 17:55
Updated: 2018-10-07 21:47



Plugin for NERDTree that provides an execute menu item, that executes system default application for file or directory


Manual install

Unzip into your .vim directory

Pathogen install

Clone this repo into your .vim/bundle directory


When navigating in NERDTree, select file or directory, press 'm' key, and NERDTree menu will appear. Press 'x' then to execute system default application for selected file/directory, using this plugin. You can open your favourite image editor for images, pdf reader for pdfs etc.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


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