Written June 13, 2009. Tagged OS X, TextMate, Finder.
TextMate comes with an "Open Terminal" (
⌃⇧O) command, in the Shell Script bundle.
This command will open a new Terminal window in the directory of the active TextMate file. Quite handy.
I made an "Open Finder" (
⌃⇧O) command to go with it. The command goes into the "TextMate" bundle.
If you have a file open or selected in the project drawer, its containing directory is opened in Finder with the file selected (the OS X term is "revealed"). With a directory, it's just plain opened in Finder. With an unsaved file, your home directory is opened.
Both commands intentionally have the same shortcut, so TextMate presents you with a disambiguation menu. "Open Terminal" can be triggered with
↩ and "Open Finder" with
The command is available as a Gist. Download it, unpack it and double-click
Open Finder.tmCommand to install.
I think I've written a command for this before, but I couldn't find it, so I made a new one. If you have my old command, it would be interesting to see.