My TextMate Bundles, Commands, Macros, etc...

Ahhh TextMate, how I love thee.

This is just a quick post to share a couple of handy TextMate commands.

Balance Jr textmate thinggy

Balance Jr Textmate Macro


You place your caret inside something and the macro will select everything in between enclosing characters. It’s kinda like the balance command, except it grabs everything INSIDE the characters, but not the characters themselves.

It works with:

[], {}, (), '', "", word="", <>, ><, $word, @word, /* word */, <% word %>, <%= word %>, <%# word %>, <%@ word %>, integers, comma separated values, and probably more, but I forget now.

If you want to select the paragraph text section of the following HTML, place your caret somewhere in the text and hit the macro. It’ll select everything between the > & < characters.

<p class="blah">
     paragraph text 

Here’s all the crazy stuff!

All these files are .tmbundle packages. I have them in my personal TextMate folder ~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Bundles/. All my TextMate stuff is now being hosted in SVN at Enjoy!

Back to a regular folder. Blaaarrgghhh!

These linked files are now ZIPs, yet again. But Safari will auto un-zip them for you to just double click on in your downloads panel.

That’s all. It’s been a pleasure, as always!