Thank you so much. That was incredibly helpful and solves my issue exactly. I
hadn't found this level of detail in the documentation... maybe it was
staring me the face (that happens). But your instructions were
Sounds to me like you have a folder reference in your project (possibly
you dragged the folder right onto the TM icon and created the project that
way). This is normal behavior for folder references, since they are
simply an alternate view into the filesystem. That is, you have your
project folder, and TM has a reference to that, and any children of that
folder are displayed based wholly on whether or not they exist on the
filesystem, or if possibly they match the name pattern for hidden files.
In your case, you may be deleting the files from the project, but since
all that is really saved with the project file is the top folder
reference, those files will reappear next time as long as they exist on
Don't worry, you have a few options.
If you work primarily in just a few sub-folders of the project, you can
drag just those folders into TM, and you'll get folder references for
If you really need to pick and choose your files, you can create a new
project, then drag the files you need into the project drawer. If you
would like to still organize them into folders, you can create groups in
the project that act like folders, but are merely for the organization of
your project. You can tell the difference between folder references and
groups by their color: folders are blue, groups are yellow.
To make a group, right click in the drawer, in an empty space, and you
should see "New Group" in the menu. If you right click on a file or
folder, you'll see "New Folder" instead, so click in an empty space. It
might be a bit tedious to get the project set up, but you should then be
able to save the project and not have the issues you are currently having.
Hope that helps. Welcome to the world of TextMate! You'll like it here.
I find you need to spend at least a month with it (as in, 40 hours a week
of coding) before you'll really start to enjoy it, and then another 2-6
months with it before you really start to understand the power and
flexibility of the bundle system, at which point you become inseparably
joined to TM. So, get past these initial road bumps, and then you'll be
On Sep 12, 2011, at 9:07 AM, rralian wrote:
I had to delete and re-post this because I wasn't subscribed to the list
I originally posted this. Sorry for any confusion.
Hey, I'm new to textmate (neatbeans borked itself on me), and am hoping
someone can help me. I'm working on a very large codebase, but only a
portion of it is relevant to my project. So I have opened the root folder
the codebase, and then highlighted files I *don't* need and then used
right-click->"Remove Selected Files"->"Delete References". By
can limit the list of files to only the ones relevant to me, making it a
easier to navigate from file to file.
The problem is, even if I use the File->"Save Project" command, this
filtering of files seems to be temporary. The next time I open that
all of the files I filtered out are visible again in the file-view. I
the ProjectPlus plugin installed.
Is this expected behavior? Or is there a setting I'm missing or different
workflow I should follow in order to get textmate to remember what should
visible in my project?
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