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


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Apple Script to Comment Lines in Text Wranger/BBEdit
Date   Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:23:36 -0400

AFAIK a "gremline" is an unprintable character.

Regards,
   Sergiy

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 3:04 PM, Fred Wolfe
<fwolfe@arthritis-research.org> wrote:
> What does "zap gremline" mean?
>
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 1:34 PM, Steven Samuels
> <sjhsamuels@earthlink.net> wrote:
>> 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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