[TxMt] Re: Opening Links in TextMate
textmate at skurfer.com
Tue Nov 4 20:38:45 UTC 2008
On 2008-Nov-4, at 6:22 AM, Wolfgang wrote:
> is there a way to create a shortcut to open the linked css-files in
> another window or in CSSEdit?
I'm sure it can be done. I haven't worked it all out, but hopefully
this will get you started…
You would create a command with some keystroke that runs `mate
some_path` or `open -a CSSEdit some_path`. Now, all you need is the
right path. (I've never called `mate` from within TextMate. Anyone
know if there are problems with this?)
You'll probably need to parse $TM_CURRENT_LINE to get the filename.
The tricky part will be dealing with both absolute and relative paths
in the href attribute and translating them to paths on the local
For relative paths, I think it might be safe enough to just combine
$TM_DIRECTORY and the value of the href attribute. For absolute paths
(that start with '/'), $TM_PROJECT_DIRECTORY will probably work as a
prefix (if you're in a project), but there's no guarantee. Outside of
a project, I don't know. You might have to just look in $TM_DIRECTORY
for the CSS path, then if you don't see it, check the parent
directory, and keep going up until you find it.
So, if $TM_DIRECTORY is /Users/rob/Projects/web/foo/ and the link says
href="/styles/blah.css", you would check these paths in the following
Of course the last 2 or 3 are ridiculous, so you could make it smart
enough to skip those, but you get the idea. Good luck.
Because it screws up the order in which people normally read text.
> Why is it bad to top-post your reply?
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