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BBEdit text filter to replace Markup → Tidy → Reflow XML

As of BBEdit 13.1, the HTML Tidy built-ins are back and you should use those instead. This gist is so old it refers to "OS X", c’mon!

If for some reason you are using this, note @ryanfrancesconi’s comment about the correct place to put the file when using sandboxed versions of BBEdit.

#!/usr/bin/env bash
# put this file in [Library location]/Application Support/BBedit/Text Filters/
# xmllint ships by default in recent versions of OS X
xmllint --format -
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@kbanning kbanning commented Mar 24, 2016

Thanks, this is very helpful. I don't know why they removed Tidy but this should be a basic feature of an expensive text editor these days!

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@markljackson markljackson commented Jul 30, 2016

I believe it was removed due to Tidy not being updated, and having "ownership" issues. If you look at the Tidy webpage, there is a gap from 2008 to 2015 when it sat idle.

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@Telekor Telekor commented Dec 13, 2016

Thanks!

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@2ec0b4 2ec0b4 commented Jan 16, 2018

To use a Text Filter, select Menu_Bar > Text > Apply Text Filter > your_filter_name

Source: http://www.bbeditextras.org/wiki/index.php?title=Text_Filters

Thanks ;)

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@ultrahuff ultrahuff commented Sep 7, 2018

Worked perfectly, thanks for the info.

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@AdamLawicki AdamLawicki commented Jan 8, 2019

Hey @ideabucket this looks legit, how do I install to BBEDIT?

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@alexumn alexumn commented Mar 17, 2019

Thanks, this is super handy!

A quick usage note: Application Support/BBedit/Text Filters/ could be ~/Library/Application Support/BBEdit/Text Filters/.

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@ryanfrancesconi ryanfrancesconi commented Jan 18, 2021

Note for others arriving here: if it's a sandboxed version of BBEdit, this location won't exist and instead will be:

~Library/Containers/com.barebones.bbedit/Data/Library/Application Support/BBEdit/Text Filters

They have a short cut from the Folders menu.

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