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st: Apple Script to Comment Lines in Text Wranger/BBEdit


From   Steven Samuels <samplerx@earthlink.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Apple Script to Comment Lines in Text Wranger/BBEdit
Date   Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:25:06 -0400

For Mac users who edit do-files in BBEdit or Text Wrangler, here's a  
simple script to comment and uncomment lines in selected text. (Yes,  
"uncomment" is in the dictionary). Although the script can be slow, I  
find it saves me effort compared to inserting and deleting  "/*" and  
"*/" before and after a text block.  Text Wrangler users, substitute  
"Text Wrangler" in the tell statement. To use: open in BBEdit or TW,  
zap gremline, insert into Script Editor, save the script into the  
BBEdit Scripts folder, and assign a menu key combination.

-Steve


(*
Add & remove // in Selection
Activate  with Menu Key
*)

tell application "BBEdit"
activate
repeat with x in lines of selection of window 1 of text document 1
if exists character 1 of text of x then
set start to character 1 of text of x as text
else
set start to ""
end if
if start is not "/" then
replace "^" using "// " searching in text of x options {search  
mode:grep}
else
replace "^// " using "" searching in text of x options {search  
mode:grep}
end if
end repeat
end tell






Steven Samuels
845-246-0774
18 Cantine's Island
Saugerties, NY 12477
EFax: 208-498-7441





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