Yehuda Katz is a member of the Ember.js, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; he spends his daytime hours at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc.. Yehuda is co-author of best-selling jQuery in Action and Rails 3 in Action. He spends most of his time hacking on open source—his main projects, like Thor, Handlebars and Janus—or traveling the world doing evangelism work. He can be found on Twitter as @wycats and on Github.

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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