[TxMt] opening a file readonly

Cliff Pruitt lists.cpruitt at cliffpruitt.com
Thu Jul 19 14:20:50 UTC 2007

Well, you can mark the file itself as being read-only which will  
apply system wide and you wont be able to save it.

If you're wanting to actually prevent being able to modify the open  
document then I'd say probably no.  TextMate is a "text editor" by  
definition so you'd not really expect to find an option that removes  
the ability to edit.

I'f you're wanting a strict text-reader, why specifically are you you  
using TextMate?  Is there maybe a better tool for what you're trying  
to do?

- Cliff

On Jul 18, 2007, at 1:53 PM, Pete Siemsen wrote:

> I sometimes use Textmate to view readonly files.  I'll never want  
> to change the files, just view, navigate, fold, etc.  Is there a  
> way to tell Textmate that the files are read-only, so that Textmate  
> prevents me from accidentally modifying the edit buffer?  Just  
> remembering to click "Don't save" when I exit Textmate isn't really  
> what I want.
> -- Pete
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