Clickable links in the terminal for Go

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Termlink is a Go package that allows you to create fully customizable clickable links in the terminal. It is the Go version of Sindre Sorhus’ popular terminal-link library.

It includes multiple features including dynamic and fully customizable colored links in terminal.

?️ Install

Using go get:

go get github.com/savioxavier/termlink

? Usage

  • Basic regular link:

import (


func main() {
	fmt.Println(termlink.Link("Example", "https://example.com"))
  • Customizable colored link:

import (


func main() {
	fmt.Println(termlink.ColorLink("Example", "https://example.com", "italic green"))
  • You can also use this package in combination with another popular Go package fatih/color

import (


func main() {
	// With fatih/color package
	color.Cyan(termlink.Link("Example link using the colors package", "https://example.com"))

Note: For unsupported terminals, the link will be printed in parentheses after the text (see below image)


? Examples

More examples can be found in the examples/ directory.

? Features

  • termlink.Link(text, url)

    • Creates a regular, clickable link in the terminal
    • For unsupported terminals, the link will be printed in parentheses after the text: Example Link (https://example.com).
  • termlink.ColorLink(text, url, color)

    • Creates a clickable link in the terminal with custom color formatting
    • Examples of color options include:
      • Foreground only: green, red, blue, etc.
      • Background only: bgGreen, bgRed, bgBlue, etc.
      • Foreground and background: green bgRed, bgBlue red, etc.
      • With formatting: green bold, red bgGreen italic, italic blue bgGreen, etc.
  • termlink.SupportsHyperlinks():

    • Returns true if the terminal supports hyperlinks, false otherwise.

❤️ Support

You can support further development of this project by giving it a ? and help me make even better stuff in the future by buying me a ☕

Also, if you liked this repo, consider checking out my other projects, that would be real cool!

? Attributions and special thanks

  • terminal-link – Sindre Sorhus’ original package for providing inspiration for this package.
  • go-supportscolor – A package for detecting terminal color support.

* The paperclip icon shown in the demo at the top of this README isn’t included when you create the link, it’s purely for decorative purposes only.


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