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Quickly Run with a Ctrl+R Keyboard Shortcut in Gedit

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I'm all about workflow, so the first thing I wanted to do when trying quickly was to make sure I could hit a keyboard shortcut to build and run from within my editor.

It was a bit fiddly, but here's something that works:

In Gedit go to Tools=>Manage External Tools...

Then add this:



Here's the code:

#!/bin/sh
EHOME=`echo $HOME | sed "s/#/\#/"`
DIR=$GEDIT_CURRENT_DOCUMENT_DIR
while test "$DIR" != "/"; do
    if [ -f "${DIR}/setup.py" ]; then
        echo "Using quickly from ${DIR}" | sed "s#$EHOME#~#" > /dev/stderr
        cd ${DIR}
        quickly run
        exit
    fi
    DIR=`dirname "${DIR}"`
done
echo "Couldn't find Quickly project folder!" > /dev/stderr

Hope this helps you too.


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