[TxMt] Re: 'mate' command from within 'screen'

Markus Banfi markus.banfi at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 16:28:37 UTC 2010

I remember having this issue. The problem was that I used 'screen'
from MacPorts. Apple's 'screen' (/usr/bin/screen) works fine with
'mate' since MacOS X 10.6.
There is a description of this issue on the MacPorts bug tracker:


On 16 November 2010 19:02, Martin Kühl <martin.kuehl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 18:01, Allan Odgaard <mailinglist at textmate.org> wrote:
>> On 16 Nov 2010, at 17:49, Justin Catterall wrote:
>>> [...] The initial call to TM is working because TM activated. Any ideas how to make the next step work?
>> The mate command uses distributed objects to talk to
>> TextMate. Starting with 10.5 or 10.6 this is no longer supported from
>> a shell session when there is no connection to the window server
>> (AFAIK).
>> As a workaround you can alias ‘mate’ to ‘open -a TextMate’. It
>> won’t be able to do -w though.
> Also, I seem to recall Apple patching the version of screen shipping
> with 10.5 and 10.6 to maintain this connection to the window server.
> If you built screen yourself or installed it with an external
> packaging system, you might want to try /usr/bin/screen instead.
> Martin
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