Some features missing from TM2
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Avian Missing

This is a collection of missing features from TextMate 2.0 Alpha. This bundle includes:

⌃⌘S Save Project

The save project command will now create a .tm_properties in the current file browser folder precompiled with projectDirectory set and an example windowTitle featuring the current scm-branch and the $projectDirectory basename


 application.rb     ☛master     [awesome-app]

This command also saves the project in the favorities (accessible with ⌘⇧O).

Character class indifferent completion

TextMate 2 introduced strict …err …clever completion, which will not cross boundaries between character classes anymore. For example in Ruby typing au and hitting for autocompletion will not pick :auto or @autocomplete since they have a leading : and @ and the belong to the symbol and instance variable character classes.

This bundle reintroduces the TM1 behavior.

⌘; Cross tab completion

RubyAMP used to have this.

⌃⌘N New File

This command creates a new file in the current folder and presents a save dialog right away as in TM1 instead of opening the dreadful TM2 untitled tab. The command is accessible also by control-clicking on the file browser.


You need to Enable access for assistive devices in order to make it work:


  • Don't hold your ⌘ or ⌃ because they can trigger other actions while the bundle is typing the current filename in the dialog_

  • Some users are reporting a missing TM_SUPPORT_PATH variable, if it's the case try adding to your global .tm_properties (or to Preferences→Variables if you prefer):

    TM_SUPPORT_PATH = "~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Managed/Bundles/Bundle Support.tmbundle/Support/shared"

⌃⌥⌘T Open Project directory in Terminal

NOTE: requires OSX Lion

Opens the current project directory in the terminal (not really present in TM1, but useful anyway).

⌃⌥⌘L Keep current file as reference

…waiting for split panes

Outputs the current source into the bottom html pane, this makes the current file source visible while changing tabs.

Seems that most of the need for split panes is to keep one file as a reference, this solves this particular issue.

⌥⌘, Open the global .tm_properties with

Tired of opening .tm_properties from the terminal or browsing to it by hand?

Now you can just hit ⌥⌘, and bring up your alternative preferencies (from you the home folder).

⌘S Strip trailing whitespace on save

Just add TM_STRIP_WHITESPACE_ON_SAVE = true to your .tm_properties. Ending newline fix is included.


mkdir -p ~/Library/Application\ Support/Avian/Bundles
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Avian/Bundles
git clone git://


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


Copyright © 2012 Elia Schito. See MIT-LICENSE for details.