[TxMt] Textmate for remote files

Dan Lowe dan at tangledhelix.com
Sun May 27 13:48:29 UTC 2007

On May 27, 2007, at 2:56 AM, Malte Sussdorff wrote:

> - Saving a file takes ages and locks up textmate. I have no problem if
> saving the file takes time, after all it is going across a network.  
> What I
> don't understand though is why textmate has to lock itself up while  
> it is
> saving a file.
> But maybe I am going the wrong way about it altogether for working  
> with
> remote files?

I've found MacFuse / sshfs to be unstable. I've tried several  
versions and with all of them, I run into something that makes me  
stop using it for a while. Usually it is something unrecoverable,  
e.g. my UI locks up and I have no way to escape except to do a forced  

As such I've gone back to using Cyberduck with TextMate as the  
external editor. It's not as nice, but I don't get a spinning beach  
ball for 10 seconds every time I save a file, and more importantly I  
don't get unrecoverable system hang-ups.

I end up trying sshfs now and again as new versions come out, though,  
because overall I love sshfs. It's just not ready for prime time yet,  


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