Is there a (reversible) way to make Finder treat TextMate .tmbundle packages as regular folders? Right now, to view a bundle's contents, I need to right-click and select Show Package Contents to view or edit any of the file/folders it contains, which is kind of a pain. Also, opening a file contained in a bundle directly from a program is impossible, as the Open... dialog doesn't have the Show Package Contents option that Finder does.

As an extra, is there a way to (reversibly) do this for other packages, such as .pkg and .app? I imagine the process would be identical, but you never know...


  • I think .tmbundle is registered by TextMate to be treated as such. So you'll need to edit a file within TextMate.app to make the system treat it as a regular directory that you can navigate to. The best way to do this is to open the directory from terminal open foo.tmbundle/Content/. It would help if you mention how are you editing the files and using what application to edit them. – ismail Jan 17 '13 at 20:41
  • @ismail - currently I'm editing the enclosed .tmlanguage files in Sublime Text 2, but that's not really the issue. What I would like to know is how to change the behavior of "special" folders like .tmbundle, .pkg, and .app to either act like a regular folder, or behave in their current special manner. – MattDMo Jan 17 '13 at 22:52
  • like i said certain extensions are hardwired within related apps. .tmbundle* within TextMate, **.pkg most probably within finder along with .app. How about turning on "hidden items" in sublime, does that treat the folders as ordinary folders? That's the only way I can think of at the moment. – ismail Jan 18 '13 at 11:32

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