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When gnome-terminal 3.6.2 highlights a URL ending in ), it incorrectly omits that ). Such URLs are found in wikis with disambiguation pages, such as http://zelda.gamepedia.com/Ocarina_of_Time_(Item), or thousands more in Wikipedia.

How can this be fixed?

Related: Disable hyperlinks in gnome-terminal

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Strictly speaking this is not incorrect per se, since there is no standard describing how to locate the exact boundaries of a link inside a text. It's a bit of guesswork, and as such, there will always be cases when it doesn't exactly do what you're hoping for.

URLs sometimes appear inside parantheses, e.g. (http://example.com), and here the desired behavior is to exclude the closing parenthesis.

The regular expressions that locate URLs were completely rewritten in gnome-terminal version 3.18.3. However, the new behavior isn't what you're looking for either. The new behavior terminates the URL before the ( character.

These regexes are not configurable, you have to edit gnome-terminal's source code and recompile in order to change them.

Update: In bug 763980 we further improved gnome-terminal to correctly handle both cases. Beginning with version 3.25.1, it allows balanced pairs of parentheses in URLs. As such, in http://example.com/foo_(bar) (or in your example) the trailing parenthesis will be part of the URL, whereas in (http://example.com/foo) it won't.

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