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icon3.gif  Run external program on save [message #1052726] Tue, 30 April 2013 13:01 Go to next message
Deepankar Jain is currently offline Deepankar JainFriend
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Registered: April 2013
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Hello,

First off, thank you very much for this plug-in. I find it very useful!

Would it be possible to add the ability to run an external program (such as a shell script) on save? I have a script that trims trailing whitespace and coverts tabs to spaces (might be introduced by other contributors). It would be great if I could run this script whenever I save a Lua file. I did some googling and the only other way to accomplish this is to define a builder that run the script. However, that's less than ideal because it's a more complicated solution.

Thanks in advance!

DJ
Re: Run external program on save [message #1052836 is a reply to message #1052726] Tue, 30 April 2013 16:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Simon Bernard is currently offline Simon BernardFriend
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hi,

Thanks for your feedback Very Happy.

It seems your real need is to clean your code on save (convert spaces-tabs, remove white space ...)
If you want to do that there is a plugin which does this kind of stuff, I never test it with LDT but I suppose it works. If you want to test it : http://andrei.gmxhome.de/anyedit/

For action on save, I don't know an other solution than add a builder on your project. It's a bit complicated but this is a generic feature available for all 'eclipse project'.
The documentation to add a builder is here.

But we think about that when we will plan the next features Smile.
Re: Run external program on save [message #1052840 is a reply to message #1052836] Tue, 30 April 2013 16:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Deepankar Jain is currently offline Deepankar JainFriend
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Thanks for the tip about AnyEdit, Simon! That definitely fits the bill and it works well with the LDT.

Cheers!
Re: Run external program on save [message #1052841 is a reply to message #1052840] Tue, 30 April 2013 16:32 Go to previous message
Deepankar Jain is currently offline Deepankar JainFriend
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Registered: April 2013
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By the way, thank you also for a speedy response.

Again, kudos on your plug-in!
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