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External Editor on Mac

Postby mouren » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:29 am

Hi folks,

this is a somewhat newbie question. I am on the latest MacOS and the latest TD. How do I set the TOUCH_EDITOR environment variable so that TD can actually read it? I have added the export TOUCH_EDITOR="my editor" line to my .bash_profile. And when I open my terminal, and check my environment variables using env, it shows up. Yet, when I open my TD, check under the Variables dialogue, it's not there. When I tried to edit a text dat, TD would only open my TextEdit app.

Do I need to include the environment under the root account or something?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
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Re: External Editor on Mac

Postby swampmonster » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:42 am

I went to preferences under the touchdesigner menu, and selected the DATs tab. At the bottom, you can set the path for a text editor and a table editor.
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Re: External Editor on Mac

Postby mouren » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:08 pm

booyah!

Thank you! You the man!
I have been working with TD in Windows for too long, forgot about Preferences.
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Re: External Editor on Mac

Postby Bad5ector » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:32 pm

Personally, I started out with Notepad++. But now I'm using Sublime and Brackets [ https://www.cleverfiles.com/howto/top-5 ... s-mac.html ]- they more than do the job and I'm very satisfied with them. You must start with this.
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Re: External Editor on Mac

Postby ROMYARDEN » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:30 am

swampmonster wrote:I went to preferences under the touchdesigner menu, and selected the DATs tab. At the bottom, you can set the path for a text editor and a table editor.


8-) thanks. great advice
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