tags: Tips and Tricks date: 2010-08-11 20:19:57.000000000Z

##Go to file is just one of the most helpful tools.

I’ve been working with TextMate for almost a month now, and there’s a thing that i just hate: When you use “Go To File (Command + T)” you are not able to specify the folder of the file, in a small project you barely note that, but when things get huge it makes a big difference.

To make it clear, let’s think you have a project with 2 scaffolds, cars and bikes. If you try to find the “index.html” using the Default “Go To File”, you will see that:

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You just see a list of all files called “index”, but what if you want to specify the cars/index? Sounds useless when you have 2 or 3 index…but you will love that when your project gets huge. I just found a bundle for TextMate in github for that, to install is pretty easy:

cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles/
git clone git://github.com/amiel/gotofile.tmbundle.git GoToFile.tmbundle

Restart your TextMate, to open the new go to file press “Command + Shift + K”:

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If you prefer take a look at github, and if you have a better solution, please let me know.


There’s also peepopen from PeepCode. It’s a great plugin for just $9.

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