Or if not, is there an easy way to return focus to iTerm/Terminal after opening a file/directory with mate?


an osascript works, although the amount of time from calling mate until iTerm is refocused is somewhat annoying

focus_iterm () {
  osascript -e "tell application \"iTerm\" to activate"
mateb () {
  mate $@

Preferences->Keyboard->Shortcuts will allow you to set a hot key to start terminal. You can then switch to terminal. The other way would be to write an applescript or a shell script to start textmate and then terminal.

  • I was specifically asking about the commandline program mate, a shell program textmate installs. – Michael Johnston Oct 6 '14 at 17:29

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