[TxMt] Re: Changing background colour based on file name

Baldwin, Dave dave.baldwin at intel.com
Tue Nov 18 14:41:37 UTC 2014

On 18/11/2014 13:35, "Allan Odgaard" <mailinglist at textmate.org> wrote:

>On 18 Nov 2014, at 14:10, Baldwin, Dave wrote:
>> My attempt of changing the window title:
>> windowTitle = "$TM_DISPLAYNAME ­
>> ${TM_DIRECTORY/\/Users\/davebald\/\w+\///}
>> ${TM_DIRECTORY/(.*Build.*)/(?1:**** BUILD ****:)/}"
>Here’s a simpler solution:
>     [ Build/** ]
>	windowTitle = "$windowTitle **** BUILD **** "

Can you explain what is going on here?  Also what is the magic to get the
git branch name?

>> […] I though the ?1:Š:Š replacement is saying if capture 1
>> exists use the first Š as the replacement string else use the second
>> Š as
>> the replacement string.
>No, a question mark is missing, the correct syntax is:

This is also shown as the syntax:


which is what I have (as far as I can see).

>> Searching on the internet and in the TM2 manual has turned up a dearth
>> of
>> information on format strings.  The article by James Gray in 2011 was
>> about the only reference, but trying to deduce the syntax from the
>> examples doesn¹t make for good documentation in my opinion.
>The manual has the full syntax here:

I was aware of this but without some explanation it is too cryptic and I
am sure the majority of TM users are in the same boat.


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