BBEdit 6.1

2001-04-23 03:05 ☼ post

Well, I survived an obnoxiously long meeting at work today. I’m not sure if I can handle another one of those any time soon, as I prefer to be productive during my lunch.

In cool work related news it looks like we’ve ordered a bunch of laptops for faculty to use when they travel to off campus locations. Mostly PCs although we did manage to get a couple iBooks ordered as well. I’m betting that once the faculty get their hands on these I won’t be seeing them too often (computers or people :)).

So far BBEdit 6.1 seems like the best carbon conversion I’ve worked with yet. I’m glad they delayed the release until they felt it was ready.

This hint explains how to set up a small shell script for opening text files in BBEdit from the command line. For some reason the instructions didn’t work quite right for me as written, but I was able to directly create the script and get it to work. You can do the same by doing the following:

sudo vi /usr/local/bin/bbopen

Now that you’re in vi (or the editor of your choice) type the following two lines:

#!/bin/shopen -a '"/Applications/BBEdit/BBEdit 6.1 for OS X"' $*

Save and exit by hitting the esc key followed by:


Now set the file permissions on bbopen by typing:

sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/bbopen

Follow that up by typing rehash” and hitting return. Assuming you have BBEdit installed in the Applications folder you can now open text files simply by typing

bbopen filename