Descriptions for BBEdit 12.6.1 macOS
BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text.
With BBEdit, you can…
- Exercise Total Control Over Text
- Work YOUR Way
- Command Files, Folders, Disks, and Servers
- Enjoy Textual Omnipotence
- Live Up To Standards
- Integrate Smoothly Into Existing Workflows
What’s new in BBEdit 12?
- Improved darktheme support When using a dark color scheme, BBEdit now colors editing and project window chrome to match, for a more integrated overall appearance. (For customers used to the old behavior, this can be set in the “Appearance” preferences.) For customers who have never before used BBEdit or TextWrangler, the “BBEdit Dark” color scheme is now the factory default; this can be changed if desired in the “Text Colors” preferences.
- Improved platform behavior Thanks to extensive internal overhaul, BBEdit now supports intrinsic OS behaviors such as Split View (and many others).
- Improved UI for FTP/SFTP Browsers, Text Factory, and Preview windows many nonediting windows have been overhauled for improved appearance and behavior, and to add features.
- New “Canonize” tool Provides a textbased model for batch search and replace, either within a single file or (by using a Text Factory) in multiple files.
- New “Columns” Editing Commands Easily cut, copy, delete, or rearrange columns in delimited (CSV, TSV) text files without requiring a spreadsheet or complicated regular expressions.
- FTP/SFTP browsers now feature an outline view for improved navigation
- Text Factory windows now provide the ability to turn individual steps on and off
- Preview in BBEdit windows now provide runtime introspection of previewed pages using the WebKit Inspector
- Text Extraction This powerful addition to BBEdit’s legendary searching capabilities allows you to locate and collect search results into a single text document. Extraction can be run on the active text document, or across multiple files and folders. Use of Grep replacement patterns during extraction enables transformations to the extracted text.
- Extensive Internal Modernization Many internal subsystems have been rewritten or updated to support new features, improve performance, add refinement, and make future enhancements possible
Requires macOS 10.6 or later
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What’s New in BBEdit 12.6.1
Additions & Changes
This update consists only of fixes for reported issues, and does not include any new features, nor are there any visible changes to existing features.
- When running on macOS 10.14.1 and later, if /usr/local/bin/ and/or /usr/local/share/man/man1/ don’t exist, BBEdit will try to create them before asking the system to complete installation of the command line tools. If this fails you will get a useful message, rather than a silent failure to install the tools.
- Fixed a performance bug in which BBEdit would always ask a language module to do a keyword lookup, even when the module did not explicitly report that it supported lookups.
- Fixed bug in which the filename extensiontolanguage mapping inappropriately conflated extensions and base file names; so if (for example) you opened foo.php, and then subsequently opened the php executable, BBEdit would try to treat the latter as a PHP file. This never ended well.
- Although you should always specify which text to include when using the make new line AppleScript construction, BBEdit will no longer crash when you fail to do so. In the absence of any text, a single blank line is assumed.
- Fixed a bug in which the application’s test for determining the usability of an automatically located Unix tool did not always return the correct answer. This would break things like inapplication Python script execution.
- Worked around macOS sandboxing bug in which certain ssh operations which required socket access to sshagent would fail. A common case of this was SSH multiplexing, but certain forms of key access would fail to. This in turn broke the builtin SFTP support, typically resulting in 22807 errors when trying to connect to SFTP servers.
- Fixed a bug in which changes to the print settings in the Print panel didn’t take effect, nor did they persist.
- Made internal changes in the SFTP client implementation to work around stability issues caused by an OS bug when running on macOS 10.12.6.
- Fixed bug in which cancelling an SFTP connection attempt would be “sticky”, and cause future connection attempts to fail until the FTP/SFTP browser window in which the connection was created was closed.
- Fixed a bug in which running a text factory from the Scripts menu with no previously specified sources would prompt for sources and options, and then do nothing.
- Fixed bug in which the “Options” sheet for a “Run Unix Filter” text factory operation would refuse to appear if a Unix script had previously been selected, but was missing.
- Fixed a bug in which the applicationmodal progress panel (used for a few things, like remote file transfers and folder compares) did not properly update itself as requested by the task being performed (for example, the name of a folder/file being compared, or the amount of data transferred).
- Worked around macOS sandboxing bug (48537807) which caused AppleScript recording to be nonfunctional.
- Fixed bug in which a PHP function declaration with a nullable return type would cause that function to be omitted from the functions menu.
- Added some keywords to PHP for builtin types.
- Fixed a bug in which files which began with a #! were inappropriately guessed as HTML, if they contained something recognizable as HTML (such as HTML code in a heredoc or string).
- Worked around an OS behavior in which the dictation system would cause insertion of a naked carriage return (ASCII 13) when dictating “new line”. This would appear as a gremlin.
- Added a thirdparty application to the AppleEvent entitlements so that ODB support works with it (com.agile.teambase).
- If a Unix text filter returns a nonzero exit code, BBEdit will do nothing and report an error, instead of replacing the selection (or document contents) with nothing.
- Fixed bug in which bbdiff /dev/null /path/to/some/file did not activate the application.
- “Apply Text Filter” and “Paste Using Filter” are (once again) allowed in the edit fields in the Find and MultiFile Search windows.
- Fixed a performance regression when running AppleScripts from the Scripts menu or other sources, particularly when the script performed a large quantity of operations which involved sending events to BBEdit.
- Made a change to the way new files are created on disk when performing a Save As, to see if that fixes a reported symptom with newdocument saves requiring authentication.
- Made a change to work around an OS bug (46341124) in which the OS would refuse to resolve certain file references created by older versions of the application, and return an inscrutable error.
- The builtin software updater once again accurately checks for whether you’re able to install the updated application, and thus can appropriately decide to download the update disk image, instead of trying (and failing) to selfupdate.