EditorKicker: README.txt

Release: 0.2.0



EditorKicker is a pretty utility to invoke your favorite editor and open errored file when CGI script or Rails program cause error.


(for Ruby on Rails)

$ ruby script/plugin install http://github.com/kwatch/editorkicker.git/ruby/plugin/rails/editorkicker

(for CGI/mod_ruby)

You must install CGI-Exception library, too.

## install EditorKicker
$ sudo gem install editorkicker
## or
$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://rubyforge.org/projects/editorkicker/.../editorkicker-0.2.0.tar.gz
$ tar xzf editorkicker-0.2.0.tar.gz
$ cd editorkicker-0.2.0/
$ sudo ruby install.rb

## install cgi-exception
$ sudo gem install cgi-exception
## or
$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://rubyforge.org/projects/cgi-exception
$ tar xzf cgi-exception-XXX.tar.gz
$ cd cgi-exception-XXX/
$ sudo ruby install.rb

It is not recommended to install libraries by RubyGems, because 'require rubygems' is an heavy-weight operation for CGI.


ATTENTION! Don't forget to call 'M-x server-start' if you're Emacs user.

(for Ruby on Rails)

$ export EDITOR_KICKER="mate -n %s '%s'"             (for TextMate)
$ export EDITOR_KICKER="emacsclient -n +%s '%s'"     (for Emacs)
$ ruby script/server          # development mode

Setting of $EDITOR_KICKER is optional. If $EDITOR_KICKER is not set, EditorKicker will detect TextMate or Emacs automatically.

In addition, $EDITOR_KICKER_INCLUDE and $EDITOR_KICKER_EXCLUDE represents include and exclude path to find file.

$ export EDITOR_KICKER_EXCLUDE='/usr:/opt:./vendor/plugins'

(for CGI/mod_ruby)

#!/usr/bin/env ruby
require 'cgi'
require 'cgi_exception'

### load and set up editor-kicker only when running in local machine
if ENV['SERVER_NAME'] == 'localhost'
  require 'editor_kicker'
  ## for TextMate
  mate = '/Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/Resources/mate'
  ENV['EDITOR_KICKER'] = "#{mate} -l %s '%s'"
  ## for Emacs
  emacsclient = '/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/bin/emacsclient'
  ENV['EDITOR_KICKER'] = "#{emacsclient} -n -s /tmp/emacs501/server +%s '%s'"
  ## for NetBeans
  netbeans = "#{ENV['HOME']}/netbeans-6.1/bin/netbeans"
  ENV['EDITOR_KICKER'] = "#{netbeans} --open %2$s:%1$s"

## you can specify include and/or exclude path to find file.
ENV['EDITOR_KICKER_INCLUDE'] = '/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/site_ruby:./lib'
ENV['EDITOR_KICKER_EXCLUDE'] = '/usr/local/lib:/opt/local/lib'

cgi = CGI.new
print cgi.header
print "<h1>Hello</h1>"

If you're Emacs user, you have to change owner of socket file (ex. '/tmp/emacsXXX/server') to Apache's process user.

### assume that CGI script is executed by 'daemon' user.
### ('/tmp/emacs501/server' will be created by M-x server-strart)
$ sudo chown -R daemon /tmp/emacs501

Trouble shooting

(Emacs) can't find socket


emacsclient: can't find socket; have you started the server?
To start the server in Emacs, type "M-x server-start".


Type 'M-x server start' in your Emacs.

In addition if you are CGI user, set ENV['EDITOR_KICKER'] environment variable to "emacsclient -n -s /tmp/emacs501/server +%s '%s'" in your CGI script to specify socket file by '-s' option. (Notice that '-s' option of emacsclient is available from Emacs 22.)



makoto kuwata <kwa(at)kuwata-lab.com>

Copyright 2008 kuwata-lab.com all rights reserved.


MIT License