Scripting and Automation

Scripts in BBEdit can be executable Unix files, AppleScript files, text factories, or Automator workflows. These are run simply by loading the item and calling it directly, without providing any inputs. (Naturally, AppleScript scripts and Automator actions can query the application, and #! scripts have some information passed to `argc` and `argv` as usual.)

The Scripts menu (and palette) contains all eligible items from the Scripts folder, which can be found in ~/Library/Application Support/BBEdit/Scripts.

Automating BBEdit

BBEdit with other applications

BBEdit and Unix

Text Selection and Text Navigation Scripts

Applescript Snippets for BBEdit

These snippets illustrate techniques for doing stuff in BBEdit with Applescript. They are not meant to be full scripts, but show techniques that you might need for scripts you write.


Don’t see what you’re after? Try these other wiki pages:

A BBEdit package also contain the script you’re looking for: check out this wiki’s list of Packages