[TxMt] A few problems with inserting text via a Command ???

Allan Odgaard allan at macromates.com
Fri Feb 11 19:36:37 UTC 2005

On Feb 11, 2005, at 12:47, Mats Persson wrote:

> 1.	The inserted text is always selected, and I would prefer it to not 
> be selected.

You should be able to not have it selected if you insert as snippet.

> 2.	There is always a New line character behind the input, whereas I 
> would just want the cursor to remain immediately behind the inserted 
> text on the same line.

I know this was already answered, but just to summarize:

echo -n <your text>           # insert text w/o newline
echo <your text> | tr -d '\n' # let tr delete any newline characters

Additionally you can also create your “command” as a snippet. Snippets 
lets you execute shell commands using backticks (`) so e.g. this 

`date +%Y-%m-%d`

Would insert current date. For shell commands in snippets, TextMate 
automatically removes the last newline. And actually, if you look in 
the Text Utilities bundle, there already is a snippet to insert current 
date, though with time zone set to GMT [1] and including 
hours/minutes/seconds. The tab trigger is 'isoD'.

[1] after having worked with date-stamped information, I have given up 
on local time-zones and their DST oddities ;)

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