[TxMt] Ability to set selection from a command
gilbert at voxmea.net
Fri Nov 4 05:01:26 UTC 2005
On Nov 3, 2005, at 8:28 PM, Allan Odgaard wrote:
> On 03/11/2005, at 22.31, Matthew Gilbert wrote:
>> I have frequently wanted the ability to replace some text in the
>> current document and set the selection through a command. Is this
>> possible? I can easily replace the entire document, but setting
>> the selection eludes me.
> What can be done is instead use a macro. A macro can get the same
> command functionality (insert snippets etc.) using Text -> Filter
> Through Command…
Thanks, I didn't think of using a regex and a Macro and Filter
Through Command. Not quite as flexible, but will work.
> That said, the need to somehow make a selection pre-executing a
> command is definitely useful. I'm toying a little with the thought
> of having commands specify what “unit” they work on, like word,
> line, paragraph etc. -- that's how I do for the build in stuff. But
> it might be more flexible just to have the command itself do the
> selection via a (future) scripting interface.
Very much looking forward to it. I can't wait to control TextMate
from inside a command.
>> In addition, I'd like access to the column number along with the
>> line number. I didn't see this as one of the exported environment
> It's TM_COLUMN_NUMBER
I totally missed it. Sorry for the stupid question. Thanks for the
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