TextMate alternatives and similar tools
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Visual Studio Code10.0 10.0 TextMate VS Visual Studio CodeVisual Studio Code
Atom9.9 8.1 TextMate VS Atom:atom: The hackable text editor
Vim9.7 9.9 TextMate VS VimThe official Vim repository
VSCodium9.1 9.6 TextMate VS VSCodiumbinary releases of VS Code without MS branding/telemetry/licensing
Lime8.9 0.0 TextMate VS LimeOpen source API-compatible alternative to the text editor Sublime Text
Light Table8.5 0.0 TextMate VS Light TableThe Light Table IDE ⛺
GNU Emacs7.4 10.0 TextMate VS GNU EmacsMirror of GNU Emacs
Geany6.5 9.1 L2 TextMate VS GeanyA fast and lightweight IDE
ICEcoder5.6 4.8 L5 TextMate VS ICEcoderBrowser code editor awesomeness
Haroopad5.6 0.0 TextMate VS HaroopadHaroopad - The Next Document processor based on Markdown
Atom Community4.1 8.4 TextMate VS Atom Community:atom: Community build of the hackable text editor
jotgit3.2 0.0 TextMate VS jotgitGit-backed real time collaborative editor built with meteor.
Nano2.1 0.0 L1 TextMate VS NanoEasy to use, customizable text editor.
Notepad++GPLv2 multi-language editor with syntax highlighting for Windows.
EclipseIDE written in Java with an extensible plug-in system.
MicroA modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor
ONLYOFFICE Docs — document collaboration in your environment
* Code Quality Rankings and insights are calculated and provided by Lumnify.
They vary from L1 to L5 with "L5" being the highest.
Do you think we are missing an alternative of TextMate or a related project?
You can download TextMate from here.
You can use the TextMate mailing list or [#textmate] IRC channel on freenode.net for questions, comments, and bug reports.
You can also contact MacroMates.
Before you submit a bug report please read the writing bug reports instructions.
To build TextMate, you need the following:
- boost — portable C++ source libraries
- Cap’n Proto — serialization library
- multimarkdown — marked-up plain text compiler
- ninja — build system similar to
- ragel — state machine compiler
- sparsehash — a cache friendly
All this can be installed using either Homebrew or MacPorts:
# Homebrew brew install boost capnp google-sparsehash multimarkdown ninja ragel # MacPorts sudo port install boost capnproto multimarkdown ninja ragel sparsehash
After installing dependencies, make sure you have a full checkout (including submodules) and then run
./configure followed by
ninja, for example:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/textmate/textmate.git cd textmate ./configure && ninja TextMate/run
./configure script simply checks that all dependencies can be found, and then calls
bin/rave to bootstrap a
build.ninja file with default config set to
release and default target set to
Building from within TextMate
You should install the Ninja bundle which can be installed via Preferences → Bundles.
After this you can press ⌘B to build from within TextMate. In case you haven't already you also need to set up the
PATH variable either in Preferences → Variables or
~/.tm_properties so it can find
ninja and related tools; an example could be
The default target (set in
TextMate/run. This will relaunch TextMate but when called from within TextMate, a dialog will appear before the current instance is killed. As there is full session restore, it is safe to relaunch even with unsaved changes.
If the current file is a test file then the target to build is changed to build the library to which the test belongs (this is done by setting
TM_NINJA_TARGET in the
.tm_properties file found in the root of the source tree).
Similarly, if the current file belongs to an application target (other than
TM_NINJA_TARGET is set to build and run this application.
TextMate.app application there are two symbolic build targets:
ninja TextMate # Build and sign TextMate ninja TextMate/run # Build, sign, and (re)launch TextMate
To clean everything run:
ninja -t clean
Or simply delete
The source for TextMate is released under the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
TextMate is a trademark of Allan Odgaard.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the TextMate README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.