The best remove trailing white space remover I know of is in the Avian Missing TextMate Bundle:

I do have it set to TM_STRIP_WHITESPACE_ON_SAVE = true

Graham Heath

On Jan 28, 2016, at 5:27 PM, Bill Paxton <> wrote:

Excellent suggestions -- thanks to both of you.

Turns out that I somehow got long sections of trailing blanks in several lines, and that's why a visual scan didn't show the location.

I'm sure there must be a way to delete trailing blanks from all lines -- could you tell me how or point me to the relevant information.

Thanks again,

On Jan 28, 2016, at 4:33 PM, Matt Neuburg wrote:

Why not simply do a Find in the document for a regular expression of this sort:


...that is to say, "a line longer than 100 characters"? For 100, substitute any number you think might be exceeded by just this one excessive line. m.

On Jan 28, 2016, at 4:14 PM, Hans-Jörg Bibiko wrote:

Hi Bill,

it's fast written ;) - and if you don't have more than 999999999 lines in your document:

Create a new Command; input: selection or text; output: discard


open txmt://open?line=`nl -nrz -w9 -b a|awk '{print length, $0}'|sort -nr|head -1|awk '{print $2}'`

This command will locate the caret at the beginning of the longest line in the current document.

Cheers, Hans

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