editr - Edit remote files with your local editor
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 |
I’ll start off by saying that I’ve never written a blog post before, but I wanted to write a little something about my latest project: editr.
editr allows you to edit remote files with TextMate, Sublime Text 2, Chocolat and more!
Once installed, you’ll be able to use
editr like you would
subl on the command line. Only now, your remote file will be opened in your local mac editor. Check out the project on GitHub and give it a try.
Last year, Allan Odgaard released an alpha version of TextMate 2. For various reasons, which I won’t get into here, I didn’t want to make the switch to TM2. However, the idea of the rmate functionality blew me away, and I had to enable it for my install of TextMate 1.
The server would work with TextMate, Sublime Text 2 and Chocolat
I hated that rmate only worked with TextMate 2, so how could I deny people that used other editors. (It even works with the OS X default editor, TextEdit.)
The client had to run without installing extra runtimes (ruby, node, python)
TM2’s rmate included a client script written in ruby. While this works for a lot of people, none of the machines I work with on a daily basis have ruby installed.
GET request, and open the editor for every
In order to meet the demands of my second rule, I wrote the client as a bash script using
curl. I figured every linux machine on the planet should have bash installed. If your server doesn’t, I apologize and would be happy to merge a pull request with an alternate client (basic shell?).
To make it even simpler, you don’t even have to copy/paste the client script to the remote machine! If you’ve already setup the server and port forwarding, just make an HTTP
If you decide to write the server in a different language, create an
editr-server.xx and open a pull request!