As a quick note to self, I just created a TextMate Bundle snippet to insert some text at the current cursor position. Using TextMate 2.0.x, I did it with the following steps. I’ll go through these steps quickly as I’m just writing this for myself:
- Open TextMate
- Select the Bundles menu, then Edit Bundles
This displays a new dialog. Since I already have a bundle named “Alvin’s Bundles,” I just add my snippet to that bundle like this:
- Select that bundle
- Select Menu Actions
- Go up to the menubar and select File, then New
This brings up a new dialog. Select Snippet on this dialog, then click Create.
Now, just put the code in the textarea that you want to have inserted. With a snippet you don’t need to write any code or anything, just put your text in here. In my case the Markdown comment syntax is a little bizarre looking, so I insert it here (because I can’t remember it):
[//]: # (COMMENT)
Now, give the snippet a name in the “Name:” field. This name will appear in the TextMate Bundles menu, so make it something meaningful to you.
[Command][s] to save the snippet, and you should be good to go.