Makes Panic's Coda a first-class *nix citizen
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coda-cli -- Shell integration for Coda

coda makes Panic's Coda a first-class *nix citizen

This tool provides shell integration for Coda. You can now open files and directories from a terminal:

coda foo.html
coda foo.html bar.css
coda ./

If foo.html or bar.css doesn't exist, coda will create it automatically for you.

You can also edit a file and wait for it to close (-w or --wait). This is really important if you plan on making coda your default $EDITOR. Now you can use Coda for writing Git or SVN commit messages. Simply add this line to your .bash_profile or .bashrc or .zshrc:

export EDITOR='coda -w'

In addition to knowing how to wait, coda plays nice with pipes. You can use it just like any other POSIX utility... Invoke it from the command line and pass the output from any command to Coda, or from Coda to another command. Try a couple of these:

echo 'foo' | coda
echo 'bar' | coda >> out.txt
coda >> somefile.html
find . -name "*.css" | xargs coda
coda < config.yaml > config_new.yaml

Note that piping output from coda implies --wait.


Make sure coda is executable and somewhere in your $PATH. The easiest way to do that is with Homebrew ...

brew update
brew install coda-cli

Or you can strike out on your own:

mkdir -p /usr/local/bin
curl > /usr/local/bin/coda
chmod 777 /usr/local/bin/coda


coda --help