If you're like me and find yourself needing to SSH into servers on a daily basis but occasionally wish you could edit things in TextMate instead of vim simply because those macros and shortcuts are hard-coded into your muscle memory, this trick might be for you.
The three apps you'll need:
It's really quite simple. With QuickCursor you can use your favorite text editor in any application via a keyboard shortcut. All you have to do is:
- SSH into your server
- Start editing the file in vim
- Launch TextMate via the QuickCursor shortcut.
- Make your edits, save, close and your new text is loaded into vim!
Maybe that should have been an obvious process, but it was a real eureka moment when I realized I could do this. Up until this point I've mostly used it to quickly format emails and things, but this little trick suddenly makes it a much more useful tool for me.
Totally worth the $4.99.