BBEdit Regex Cheat Sheet [Link]

April 22, 2013 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

ccstone has a nice cheat sheet over on Github. It's a quick reference for BBEdit Regex.

By way of Mac OS X Hints

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  1. BBEdit Multi-file Find and Replace

    August 22, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The BBEdit grep based find and replace is a powerful tool. It really shows its strength when working on an entire folder of text files.

    Create a new BBEdit Disk browser:

    Open the multi-file search panel:

    Enter the search and replace terms and BBEdit will search every file and return ...

  2. Working Remotely with Sublime Text and BBEdit FTP Access

    August 20, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    FTP Access

    While this post was inspired by my move to a static blog system, I regularly need to interact with text files on remote servers over FTP.1 I have used Notepad++ on Windows for years and I've never been thrilled with the FTP plugin.

    Dropbox is an ...

  3. List Folder with BBEdit

    August 18, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    BBEdit has some nice tricks when it comes to working with multiple files. To get a quick text listing of the contents of a folder, just drag the folder onto a BBEdit document. The list of files and subdirectories will be appended to the document.

  4. BBEdit Cursor Movement [Link]

    August 11, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    More than just a cheat sheet, Oliver Taylor offers a bunch of AppleScripts for mastering cursor control in BBEdit.1

    By way of Clark (again)


    1. BBEdit and Sublime Text links are at their highest value this weekend. 

  5. BBEdit Grep

    July 10, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'm not very good with regular expressions, but I do know Grep is powerful magic. As part of my exciting weekend I needed to go through a 36K line XML file and change all of the URL's from this format:

    http://www.macdrifter.com/2011/09/when-is-an-ipad-enough-for-notes/

    To ...

  6. A Few Things I Learned from Glenn Fleishman's BBEdit Book

    March 20, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    1. There's a better way to add comments in Markdown, than using all caps.

    It shows up when I'm working, but will not make it into the final document.1

    2. The Sort Lines function responds to Grep formatting. That means I can use the sort function to ...

  7. Auto Pairing with Keyboard Maestro [Link]

    March 19, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I really like Kaushik's use of a timer in the macro to provide different functionality based on the rate of entry. I might riff on some of these tricks for new macros. Although I do think BBEdit already has some nice features to accomplish complex text wrapping, I have ...

  8. BBEdit Hints [Link]

    February 15, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    A slowly growing list of advanced tips and tricks for BBEdit. For example, a trick for making tables look much cleaner.

    Ryan Wilcox also has a good collection of BBEdit material on GitHub.

  9. My BBEdit Settings

    February 15, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    My BBEdit settings on GitHub. I have added several scripts and bbcolor files. I use these as language specific colors.

    I mostly use the "Macdrifter" style for markdown and the "Solarized Light" for Python.

    Macdrifter Color Scheme