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Ant Helper macros (Ant_Helper_Macros.tar.gz v1.0 by Robert Fletcher)
Submitted by rfletch6 on Tuesday, 16 December, 2003 - 10:47
4 simple macros that run the A,B,C,D targets in AntHelper but also force the AntFarm dockable window to stay closed. These are ideal for binding to shortcuts enabling you to work quickly without having a dockable you don't need to use popping up all the time.

Updated on 12/17/2003 - 01:54
Downloads: 1704

Goal column macros ( v1.0 by Andreas Nolda)
Submitted by nolda on Friday, 11 December, 2009 - 16:27

This macro bundle is inspired by Emacs’ set-goal-column function.

Installation instructions:

  1. Unzip the archive in your JEdit settings directory.
  2. Optionally, set shortcuts for Set Goal Column, Go to Goal Column of Next Line, Go to Goal Column of Prev Line, and Go to Goal Column of Current Line.


  • Running Set Goal Column sets the goal column to the current column. (The default goal column is column 1.)
  • Running Go to Goal Column of Next Line, Go to Goal Column of Prev Line, or Go to Goal Column of Current Line moves the caret to the goal column of the next, previous, or current line, respectively, regardless of the caret position in the current line.

Updated on 06/07/2015 - 21:05
Downloads: 2168

Grep-like macros (Grep_Macros.tar.gz v1.0 by Robert Fletcher)
Submitted by rfletch6 on Tuesday, 16 December, 2003 - 10:50
2 macros that allow lines to be selected from a buffer based on whether they match (or do not match for the 2nd macro) a regular expression. The selected lines are placed in a new jEdit buffer. This is ideal for browsing large log files where you are looking for certain entries, etc.

Updated on 12/17/2003 - 01:53
Downloads: 2712

Numeric Conversion Macros (Numeric_Conversion_Macros.tar.gz v1.0 by Robert Fletcher)
Submitted by rfletch6 on Tuesday, 16 December, 2003 - 15:03
6 macros that can convert a selection between different numeric formats; binary, decimal, hex and Roman numerals.

Updated on 12/17/2003 - 01:52
Downloads: 2163

Previous word actions with nice whitespace eating and selection movement actions ( v0.1 by Stefan Rank)
Submitted by wrstlprmpft on Friday, 7 April, 2006 - 15:07

PrevWord.bsh - like Go to Previous Word (Eat Whitespace) but don't eat whitespace in front of the word.

SelectPrevWord.bsh - like Select Previous Word (Eat Whitespace) but don't eat whitespace in front of the word.

BackspaceWord.bsh - like Delete Previous Word (Eat Whitespace) but don't eat whitespace in front of the word.

Using these for the shortcuts C-left, CS-left, and C-backspace gives you word movement that always stops at the beginning of words, but does not stop at the end of words. (For the 'Next' variants use the standard actions with (Eat Whitespace))

The Move_Selection_* macros allow you to ... well, move the current selection around. If you like you can bind them to complicated shortcuts and ruin your fingers. ;-)

(I use AS- plus the standard movement keys... e.g. ASC-left to move past one word on the left)

There is lots of ugly code duplication in these macros, but I guess it's ok as these should not be macros but builtin anyway. :-)

Updated on 04/07/2006 - 15:07
Downloads: 1036

Rails - Open Related File ( v1.2 by Mario Aquino)
Submitted by mario_aquino on Saturday, 9 August, 2008 - 15:06
JEdit macro for navigating between related files in a Rails project. The Rails directory needs to be copied into your /.jedit/macros directory. You will need to have the Ruby and SideKick JEdit plugins as well as the "ruby" executable for your platform visible in the "path". This macro has been tested on Windows and Linux (OS X users will have to settle for TextMate ;-) ).

Updated on 08/09/2008 - 15:10
Downloads: 819

Smart Cut/Copy/Paste Macros ( v1.0 by Robin Luiten)
Submitted by rluiten on Tuesday, 6 April, 2004 - 04:59
Smart Copy/Cut/Paste Text macro for JEdit (v1.0 rerelease 2004/04/06)

A set of three simple bean shell macros that are designed to replace the built in copy/cut/paste functions in JEdit. They basically allow for treating the current line as selected if there is no selection. Detailed behaviour in a html file in the zip. I map ctrl-c/ctrl-x/ctrl-v and the toolbar buttons to these.

The three macros are in a zip file so that all 3 travel together as they are only useful as a set.

Tested on JEdit 4.1pre2 4.1pre7
There is no change to code from previous release on JEdit community site

Updated on 04/06/2004 - 05:00
Downloads: 1941

Vim like copy character above/ below macros ( v0.1 by Mark Woodward)
Submitted by Mark Woodward on Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 - 12:28
Two of the features in vim I find I use often is C-Y and C-E. What these do is copy either the character above the cursor (C-Y) or below it (C-E). This is a first take on that functionality in JEdit. Eg: If the line above is; System.out.println then using Copy_Char_Above (I have it mapped to CS-Y) will copy one character from the line above to the current line. If I held CS and hit Y 6 times I'd get; System. I could then write err for eg, then hold down CS-Y to complete the line; System.err.println Helpful when you have repetitive lines that you aren't likely to ever use again so theres no point assigning an abbreviation to it.

Updated on 11/16/2004 - 12:28
Downloads: 1325

Zend framework tool command wrapper ( v0.1 by Tom Power)
Submitted by tp21 on Sunday, 25 March, 2012 - 10:20
Macros to wrap the zftool commands if you don't feel like typing them

Updated on 03/25/2012 - 10:20
Downloads: 821

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