[TxMt] TMProject: How to make a copy of a TMProject for taking away?

Phil Molyneux molyneux at kingston.ac.uk
Fri Apr 25 06:47:17 UTC 2008

Thanks for the reply --- I agree that the file system is conceptually  
the right place to group files but quite often I want a link to a  
file to appear in several projects. So either I drop into Terminal  
and create  symbolic link (ln -s <source> <target>) or I use TextMate  
to create virtual groupings.

If I want (say) TeX to work on the groupings then I have to create  
symbolic links (not Mac aliases) so I would welcome TextMate creating  
the links.

Incidentally, Finder in Leopard seems not to able to follow symbolic  
links as it did in Tiger --- is there a document/web site that  
describes what is going on with (Mac) aliases and (Unix) symbolic  
links in Leopard ?


On 25 Apr 2008, at 06:20, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> On 22 Apr 2008, at 08:03, Phil Molyneux wrote:
>> Why are groups in TextMate projects being dropped from 2.0 ?
> Because the file system is there to group files into folders.  
> Having TextMate do the exact same thing is IMO conceptually wrong.  
> It also complicates things like for example having commands run on  
> a project and generally just makes your project “groupings” non- 
> portable.
> Using the file system makes a lot more sense, and things which were  
> previously “project specific” can then instead be “folder  
> specific”, which is generally exactly what it is.
>> It seems quite useful to have a file appearing in several  
>> (virtual) places. Without groups I guess I would have to create  
>> actual directories and (symbolic) links to actual files which  
>> would be less convenient than having TextMate create virtual  
>> groupings (or am I missing something obvious here?)
> I am not sure I agree that using the file system is less convenient  
> -- but let’s hold off discussing this till there actually is a beta.

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