On Jan 3, 2011, at 4:39 PM, Ian Greig wrote:
The "mate" command question
Another way devised by Tinderbox users involves using a macro to call the
"mate" command. That brings me full circle. I do not seem to be able to make
this work, even by invoking the command line directly in Terminal. I would
like some help with this please.
Are you just running `mate` with no options or anything? All that will do is launch
TextMate (or bring it to the front if it's already running). To get anything useful,
you'd do something like this on the command line:
some_other_command | mate
The second example will open a new document with the output from some_other_command as its
contents, which is kinda what you want but not really. The initial command has no idea
where the text went and isn't waiting to get it back modified.
ODB Editor Suite question
Could someone explain the ODB Editor Suite and whether this is a way forward
for a non-Cocoa application?
Allan would probably have a better answer, but I'll try. I believe it's become a
de facto standard way for programs to send something to an editor, but also notice when
the editor is done with the text so they can take further action. It's used almost
exclusively by command line tools as far as I know. It's not related to Cocoa, but is
definitely a way for non-Cocoa applications to make use of TextMate.