Yehuda Katz is a member of the Ember.js, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; his 9-to-5 home is at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc.. There he works on Skylight, the smart profiler for Rails, and does Ember.js consulting. He is best known for his open source work, which also includes Thor and Handlebars. He travels the world doing open source evangelism and web standards work.

Textmate Search in a Folder (with grep) Part Deux

I posted my initial “Search in a Folder” solution a couple of days ago, and it turned out it had a few bugs (like the backgrounded ruby script never closing, and thus spawning a new ruby process for each time you loaded up the window. There were other user-experience annoyances, too. The good news is that that’s all in the past now.

The new version of the Wycats bundle has the following changes:

  • I am now using a utility window, so the search window always remains in front
  • I am now tracking open windows, so if you have an open window, another one doesn’t open
  • I track all available exit conditions and correctly exit the event loop
  • Other bugfixes and tweaks

Download version 1.0.1 today!

4 Responses to “Textmate Search in a Folder (with grep) Part Deux”


I’ve created a new plugin for jQuery, but I didn’t found a form where I could post information about my plugin. In two words it’s grid implementation based in jQuery and XML data source. The project page is All information like description, demos , themes is accessible via this web site Thanks in advanced.

Victor Bartel


Installed this Bundle. Its not working for me. If i do Shift+Command+f its still trying to search in whole project only.

So i changed the short cut to Control+Command+f … still no luck.

Any ideas?


Very nice. If I could, I would make sweet, sweet love to this bundle. Seriously — good work. Textmate is a fine editor, but its searching capabilities leave a lot to be desired. This improves things greatly. Thanks!

Thanks Yehuda, works a treat.

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