[Geany-Devel] I'm thinking I like Geany...

Steven Blatnick steve8track at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 11 00:40:37 UTC 2013

That's awesome!  I hadn't tried the lua plugin features until I tried 
your script (geany is still new to me).  Can you create complex UIs with 
them?  If so, I suggest taking a look at gedit's snap-open plugin for 
interface ideas.  It filters a list of files as you type.  The list 
includes two column in a table: the filename, and the file path (for 

Here is a screenshot of how it works:

I've tweaked the gedit plugin a bit for my personal use so that it 
always searches from my ~/work/ directory, so for geany I like that you 
have it search from the project directory already :-)

This feature being missing from geany is one of the major reasons I 
still use gedit for work (that and external tools, which I hope to write 
my own plugin for geany unless I can get by with the build tools already 
in geany).  I hope with a little tweak/improvement here and there, I'll 
feel comfortable completely abandoning gedit sooner than later.



On 01/10/2013 03:57 PM, Thrawn wrote:
> Hi, Steven.
> I love the idea of snap-open. I've been using 'Find in Files' as a clumsy workaround (search for any text and filter by filename), but it's not ideal...
> I've drafted a quick Lua script that does a basic job of this, and uploaded to wiki.geany.org/config/scripts/lua. What do you think?
> Enhancements currently planned include:
> - filtering of unlikely files/directories (.svn, compiled files like .class or .pyc, etc) unless explicitly in search string;
> - specifying directory patterns in search string (eg test/foo to search for 'foo*' in any subdirectory of 'test*');
> - searching through open files (probably only if searching the project fails).
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