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

Baldwin, Dave dave.baldwin at intel.com
Tue Nov 18 15:31:20 UTC 2014

Much clearer now,


On 18/11/2014 15:00, "Allan Odgaard" <mailinglist at textmate.org> wrote:

>On 18 Nov 2014, at 15:41, Baldwin, Dave wrote:
>>> Here’s a simpler solution:
>>>   [ Build/** ]
>>> 	  windowTitle = "$windowTitle **** BUILD **** "
>> Can you explain what is going on here?
>The first line (`[ Build/** ]`) means that settings below that line are
>only applied to file paths that match the pattern `Build/**`, i.e. files
>under the `Build` directory.
>The next line simply appends a `**** BUILD ****` to the `windowTitle`
>variable (which has a default value from the default properties file
>included with TextMate).
>> Also what is the magic to get the
>> git branch name?
>If you use ⌃⌘T (Bundles → Select Bundle Item…) and switch to
>settings, then enter `windowtitle` and you’ll see that it gets
>assigned to from `Defaults.tmProperties`. You can select to “edit”
>it to see the full properties file, which reveal how the default title
>is constructed.
>> This is also shown as the syntax:
>> (?«var»:«if»:«else»)
>> which is what I have (as far as I can see).
>Sorry, I didn’t read your code carefully.
>Your issue is that you try to match `Build` and if it matches, replace
>it with `**** BUILD ****`.
>Now, incase you do not match `Build` then no replacement is done, which
>means the value of TM_DIRECTORY is inserted as-is.
>So what you should have used was something like this:
>     ${TM_DIRECTORY/(.*Build.*)|.*/(?1:**** BUILD ****:)/}
>Here we always match the entire value of TM_DIRECTORY, and only if
>capture register 1 is set, do we replace it with `**** BUILD ****`. If
>nothing is captured, we replace the entire string with nothing.
>>> The manual has the full syntax here:
>>> http://manual.textmate.org/references.html#format-string
>> 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.
>Right, the manual is still work-in-progress (and very incomplete), but
>it has the full/exact format string syntax.
>The blog post from James has a lot of examples about how to use format
>strings in practice.
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