TextMate – Faster Project Search with Ack

Posted on October 10, 2008

It’s no secret, I love TextMate. However, the project based search is crazy slow. If you’re in the same boat and looking for a good solution, install the Ack in Project plugin. Believe me, its worth it!

$ cd /Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Bundles/

$ sudo git clone git://github.com/protocool/ack-tmbundle.git Ack.tmbundle

Found through: eval(code)

3 Replies to "TextMate - Faster Project Search with Ack"

  • Ryan Wilson
    October 26, 2008 (12:35 am)

    Loving this tip, project search is indispensable and this makes it so much faster.

  • Greg Bell
    October 26, 2008 (8:45 am)

    Its unbelievable how much faster it is. Now that its though, I find myself using the project search way more. Very useful.

  • Stephan Wehner
    April 1, 2009 (10:21 pm)

    Hey, yes, ack is nice.

    I ran into a snag when searching a directory with files ending in .lib — however they were not binary library files, but text files with code. ack skips those by default and gave me no matches, “ack -u” / “ack -a” found the file.


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