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I want to set the default text editor for Makefiles to something like Atom or Sublime Text to make them easier to open, and so that when I edit remote Makefiles through CyberDuck they will open in one of these editors by default.

Typically, I set a default file type's default 'open' app by right clicking -> Get Info -> Open With -> Change All

However, every time I try to do this for files called 'Makefile', I get the following error:

An error occurred while changing the application that opens “Makefile” because not enough information is available.

Do you want to open “Makefile” with “Sublime Text.app”?

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Any ideas how to fix this? I am currently on OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

  • It needs a suffix like .txt , .zip, or .myCustomFileType – Harcker Feb 16 '18 at 19:14
  • Makefiles do not have file extensions. [Source] – user5359531 Feb 16 '18 at 19:24
  • But it needs one to select a standard application... – Harcker Feb 17 '18 at 11:08
  • @Harcker why?in next step you could set a drive to make an editor open any file. Macros is basically the same her so what gas that command changed to? – Mark Feb 18 '18 at 0:46

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