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What is the auto-save path in BBEdit 14?

For BBEdit 14, what is the path where unsaved files are auto-saved (for re-opening when BBEdit is restarted)? Many other[1] internet[2] sources[3] point to the path being ~/Library/Application Support/...
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Second Double Quotation Changing to Smart Quotes

One of the strangest things happening right now. In BBEdit, I am editing my zsh aliases. Some are playing out very strange. The second double quotations are changing the type to Smart Quotes. alias ...
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Running two apps side by side with preferences?

I've read on here about running two Safari instances side by side, but for running two versions of an app side by side, is this possible on OS X other than using a VM? In my case, it's Big Sur, latest ...
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Can't open text file from Finder without extension even though execute flag is not set

Running Big Sur 11.3.1 I've got loads of text (UTF8) data files coming in from another Mac that I'd like to just double click or drag and drop to BBEdit or TextEdit. The files have no file extension ...
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Getting AppleScript function to pass string correctly

Someone please help me here and show me how to get this to work. I've checked examples on returning values from functions with this AppleScript, but something I am missing here. I'm trying to get the ...
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How make BBEdit Color Scheme follow system dark mode setting

BBEdit has an awesome setting to make the application appearance match the selected editor color scheme – so when selected, if you select a dark color scheme in Preferences, it puts the app's chrome ...
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Sending commands from TextWrangler (BBEdit) to the terminal

I want to send commands from TextWrangler (or BBEdit) to the terminal. Even if I found this, I don't understand how that works since I'm brand new to Unix and running Applescripts. tell application &...
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How can I open a folder called something.app in various applications?

For whatever reason, I created a folder on my Mac called customer.app, and it contains a python module. I want to open that folder and it's files in applications like BBEdit and GitX, but the open ...
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BBEdit - The authenticated save for this file failed (application error code: 20004)

I'm trying to edit my hosts file with BBEdit 10. When I begin, it tells me to unlock the file with this message: Are you sure you want to unlock "hosts"? You aren't a member of the group &...
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Tabs to spaces in BBEdit

How can I configure BBEdit to insert 4 spaces (or at least spaces up to the next column which is a multiple of 4)? I've checked "Auto-expand tabs" in the preferences, but it doesn't seem to be doing ...
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