[TxMt] Find All?

Allan Odgaard allan at macromates.com
Thu Sep 8 05:08:51 UTC 2005

On 08/09/2005, at 4.26, Gavin Kistner wrote:

>> I think Allan's asking for an HTML-based Find dialog. The TextMate  
>> command would simply spit out the HTML form, and the embedded  
>> JavaScript would implement the actual find operation.
> I suppose the part that's confusing me is how the JS performs a  
> find operation...does the JS have access to run system commands?

Yes -- from the release notes:

    For HTML output a 'TextMate' javascript object is now exposed
    (property of window) with a system method that replicates the
    dashboard system method (in the 'widget' object). The method is
    documented here:

    In addition it also has an “isBusy” property which you can set to
    true/false to get the progress indicator. Here's a somewhat small
    example of a clock (using “date”) which needs you to start it first
    (for a version that allows you to stop the clock as well, see:

    cat <<'EOF'
          function start () {
             var cmd = "while true; do date; sleep 1; done";
             var process = TextMate.system(cmd, function (task) { });
             process.onreadoutput = function (str) {
                document.getElementById("date").innerText = str;
       <body><span id="start">
       <a onClick="start()" href="#">Start</a></span>
       <div id="date"></div></body></html>

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