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curl'ing a URL in TextMate

Aug 18, 2011 | TextMate | By Shawn Parker

Ok, sorry, I can’t let all the BBEdit users think that they’ve discovered something new 😉

In case you’ve noticed the amazement lately on blogs and twitter where BBEdit users have discovered a way to open a curl’d url in BBEdit to view its source you may be wondering “how do I do this in TextMate”?

Well, its a little more code, but its also a little more powerful.

#!/usr/bin/env ruby -wKU
require ENV['TM_SUPPORT_PATH'] + '/lib/io.rb'
require ENV['TM_SUPPORT_PATH'] + '/lib/current_word'
require 'open3'
require 'cgi'
theUri = Word.current_word('a-zA-Z0-9#\-_\.:;%/?&=@!$^\*\+', :both)
if theUri.include? '@'
  auth, uri = theUri.split('@')
  theCommand = "curl -s  -u #{auth} \"#{uri}\""
  theCommand = "curl -s \"#{theUri}\""
stdin, stdout, stderr = Open3.popen3(theCommand)
TextMate::IO.exhaust(:out => stdout, :err => stderr) do |data|
  puts data.rstrip

So, add this as a command in your bundle and tell it to open a new document when its done. Assign it to a keyboard command (if you haven’t already assigned other items to every other keyboard combination under the sun like I have). From here you can simply highlight a URL in a document, trigger the command, and get the source of the url in a new document.

On top of that, if the url contains credentials a-la user:password@ it’ll use the user:password portion to authenticate you against simple Apache 401 authentication.

I’ve been thinking that it would be nice to have this also check the clipboard if there’s nothing selected. But I haven’t gotten around to trying that yet.

This and a few more helpful commands can be found in my General TextMate Bundle on Github (also available through GetBundles).


Tagged as: bundle, command, curl, github, ruby, script, textmate, tmbundle, url