[TxMt] The file association war

Charilaos Skiadas skiadas at hanover.edu
Wed Sep 20 02:21:43 UTC 2006

On Sep 19, 2006, at 10:14 PM, Trevor Harmon wrote:

> I've installed TextMate, BBEdit, and XCode, and I seem to be caught  
> in the crossfire of a file association war. Example: TextMate wants  
> to be the editor for Fortran 90 files (.f90), but BBEdit wants to  
> be the editor for Fortran 77 (.f77) files, and XCode wants to be  
> the editor for plain old Fortran (.for) files. Does that make sense  
> to anyone?
> What I'd like to do is remove all of BBEdit's and XCode's  
> associations, thus leaving TextMate as the editor for just about  
> everything (because it's set up to open unassociated files). Is  
> there an easy way to do that? I know of a program called  
> RCDefaultApp that can show the associations for a given app, but  
> there doesn't seem to be a way to do a "bulk unassociation," just  
> one by one. Is there a better way?
Why don't you open the Finder, and navigate to one of the f77 files.  
Then press cmd-I to bring up the info panel. Then, in the Open With  
option, select TextMate, and then click the button right below called  
"Change All". Do the same for one of the .for files. That should fix  
all f70 and for files. So you really should only have to do this only  
once for every file type.

> Trevor


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