I've been using TextMate for years and I'm productive and happy with it. However, I like to try other editors from time to time to see if I'm missing anything. Recently I spent some time learning Vim and I discovered a few things that I particularly liked.
1) Split windows -- not the kind of split windows you normally get in Mac applications, but the Vim style ones. In Vim you can easily navigate from the keyboard to your different splits and choose what files to display in each. Additionally, you don't have to reach for your mouse to create a split. When you split, Vim divides the space up for you which is what you want most of the time. I found that it is very handy when needing to view more than 1 file at a time, which in my case is most of the time. Closing splits is about as easy as they are to create -- all from the keyboard. Multiple windows isn't really the same thing because they are slow to setup and tear down.
2) Selective multifile grep -- in Vim you can use a regular expression to open a set of files, and then just grep across the open files.
3) Don't need arrow keys -- after years of editing with the mouse; I find it painful to reach for it. It hurts my right shoulder and shoulder blade. It even hurts to have to move my hand down to the arrow keys. However, in Vim it is easy to keep your hands resting on your keyboard with your shoulders relaxed. No reaching for the mouse or arrow keys.
I've used Whitesmith bracing style for *decades*, and had it kinda-sorta working in TM 1.5.x, though not perfectly. Now I've lost those old settings and for the life of me can't figure out how to get it even close in 2.0. There's clearly something fundamental that I'm missing, but I've spent hours on this off and on over the past few months, and I'm guessing that someone who really understands the rules (and regex) better than I, could get me on the right path in short order. I'd definitely appreciate it.
For those (unfortunate souls) who are not familiar with Whitesmith:
Also, just as a general suggestion, it seems like it would be really helpful to have just a handful of "packaged" example indentation rules for the small handful of common bracing styles, i.e. Allman, K&R, Whitesmith, maybe Gnu. Of course it wouldn't be perfect for everyone, but it could be really helpful as a starting point. If you know of such a set of examples, please point me to them (yes, I've looked). Thanks!
I'm trying to develop a bundle for communicating with a TCP server, and
would like to create 1) a bundle command that opens the connection, and 2)
other commands that use that connection object (eg via grabbing text
selection in the editor window).
In Python, I've created a bundle command like this:
sock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)
HOST = "127.0.0.1"
PORT = 7098
That sets up the socket correctly, in fact you can send messages to the TCP
However each time I send a command, the socket is obviously re-created; I
wondered if I TextMate provides a mechanism to save the 'sock' binding in
the current environment - so that I can reuse it later within other
Hope this makes sense - thanks in advance for any help.
Q1: I recently updated to TM2alpha, and I'm quite fond of it! I mostly use
TM as my LaTeX editor. However, when I compile documents the log window
doesn't close when the PDF is viewed in Skim. I have made sure the "Keep log
window open" option is not checked. Actually I would like the window to show
only at errors
Q2: I would prefer to be able to chose the log window layout to be more
minimalistic, kind of terminal-like, as I find the default layout to be
unnecessary graphical and heavy. I've tried to google about a bit, but can't
seem to find if changing it is possible or not.
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I solved the problem. In my Mac-side SSH configuration (OS X 10.8.4), I had
listed in my .ssh/config. This limits ssh connections to using IPv4. If I disable that, then it works fine. For some reason the change to allowing IPv6 in TextMate in conjunction with the above openssh option fails. Disabling the AddressFamily line makes it work.
Related, I had "disabled" IPv6 on my Mac networking by setting it to "local link-only". It still works with that, but I get an error message on the server side from rmate:
setsockopt TCP_NODELAY: Invalid argument
This error goes away by changing IPv6 to "Automatic" in the Mac network settings.
So, it appears that the change to allowing for IPv6 actually requires it to be present.
> TextMate did switch to using IPv6 API instead of IPv4, but for me the
> above works w/o issues, I tried with TextMate listening for both local
> and remote clients, tried setting up tunnel via command line and
> ~/.ssh/config, all cases for me was a success.
> This is on OS X 10.8.4 using OpenSSH_5.9p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8x 10 May 2012
> (the one in /usr/bin) and network has an IPv4 IP (obtained via DHCP) but
> no IPv6 IP (config set to ?automitcally? which gives me no values
> for the IPv6 things in network settings).
> Any mismatch in environment?
This list has become somewhat painful to read because the email threading is not working properly. For example Allan's responses almost always break threading. MailMate problem? Something else? Can we fix this pretty please?
Some applications. (e.g. the great "better_errors" Ruby gem ) encode
spaces as "+" when creating txmt://-URLs. This is also the default
behaviour of tje URI.encode_www_form_component and CGI.escape methods.
Currently, trying to open such an URL in TextMmate fails with "File Does
It works correctly though if I change the URL to use "%20" instead of "+".
My question is: Should TextMate support "+" in txmt://-URLs, or should I
submit a pull request for better_errors to generate URLs using "%20"
Selecting the following text strings and pressing Ctrl+T -> the resulting string, which seems incorrect:
@arr, ',' -> ',' ,rra@
$arr >= ">=" -> "=>" => rra$
Sorry if this has already been posted. I didn't see it in the Aug 2013 Archives.
regards - David
I’m working on a bundle command. In TextMate 2 (9475), I see “Completion List” as an option for the command’s output.
It doesn’t seem to do anything, but maybe I’m not sending the list in the right format.
Is this one of those things that hasn’t been implemented yet?
I have several files in a folder (all parts of a latex document).
When I run the "Show TODO list" command it just searches the current document.
The help file says "The “Show TODO List” command will scan your current document (on disk) or documents in your project for lines containing certain tags (see below)."
How do i search across all of files in a folder to find TODO items?
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