Created: 2008-09-04 04:20
Updated: 2016-05-08 12:51


The Screen Textmate Bundle

Warning: I no longer use Textmate or screen and so this is effectively abandonware


Run this:

cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles
git clone git:// Screen.tmbundle

Set up


If you use iTerm (instead of Terminal), then set TM_TERMINAL to 'iterm' (in Textmate's Preferences)

Per project screen configuration

Create a .screenrc file in your project directory if you want to specify a particular configuration for your project.

For example for a Ruby on Rails project you might create a .screenrc file in your project directory like this

# Have the server running in screen 1
# Stuff is used so that when you exit the stuff-ed program, you drop back
# to the bash shell for that screen instead of immediately exiting that
# screen. This is useful for "^c, up-arrow, enter" restarting of programs.
screen -t server 1
stuff "script/server\012"

# Have autotest running in screen 2
screen -t autotest 2
stuff "autotest\012"

# Have the console running in screen 3 
screen -t console 3
stuff "script/console\012"

# Finally have a command line prompt at the project root in screen 4
screen -t project_root 4


Start Session (ctrl-cmd-a)

Starts (or reconnects to) your project's screen session.

If you have created a .screenrc file in your project directory then this will be used to initialize the new session.

Send to Screen (ctrl-alt-c)

Copies selected text (or current line if no selection made) to your project's screen session. If you have multiple windows open in the session then it will paste to the currently selected window.


  • Send to Screen - Add support for using on files which are not in project
  • Send to Screen - Add check that there is an active screen session to send the text to
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