Manipulate Coda — A text manipulation plug-in for Panic’s Coda

Manipulate Coda is a text manipulation plug-in for Panic’s Coda. It’s built using the Coda Plugin Skeleton, an open source framework for writing Cocoa plug-ins for Coda using Python. It was originally inspired by Ian Beck’s amazing TEA for Coda plugin.

Manipulate Coda - A text manipulation plug-in for Panic's Coda

Because Manipulate Coda is a Cocoa (native) Coda plug-in, it’s crazy fast. For example, the “Move Lines” commands are instant for any file that’s not hampered by Coda’s (sometimes slothlike) syntax highlighting. It doesn’t bat an eye at moving or duplicating 10k lines of code.

Because Manipulate Coda is written in Python, it can leverage the strengths of all sorts of interesting Python libraries. Manipulate Markup can change text from Textile or Markdown or reStructuredText to HTML and back. It’s pretty hot.

Manipulate Case

Manipulate Case changes selected text to upper, lower, sentence, title or inverted case.

Manipulate Clipboard

Manipulate Clipboard is a couple of handy clipboard extensions: Swap With Clipboard and Append To Clipboard. Enjoy!

Manipulate Code

A relative newcomer, Manipulate Code currently contains only a couple of code formatting actions, namely:

Aligning operators in a block of code. For example:

// from this:
$that = array(
    'foo' => 'bar',
    'bar' => 'baz',
    'qux' => 'qux',
    'quuux' => 'quuux',

// to this with a hotkey...
$that = array(
    'foo'   => 'bar',
    'bar'   => 'baz',
    'qux'   => 'qux',
    'quuux' => 'quuux',

… Trimming whitespace. This particular whitespace trim will remove any trailing whitespace, as well as removing whitespace preceding a final semicolon or comma, e.g.:

// this
$foo = 1        ;   
$bar = 2 ;          
$baz = 3    ;       

// becomes
$foo = 1;
$bar = 2;
$baz = 3;

And finally, reflowing comments. This one is a little weird. For it to work, you should select a “paragraph” in your comment, for example, if you have this ugly comment:

 * Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
 * Consectetur
 * adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor
 * incididunt ut labore et dolore magna
 * aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis
 * nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi
 * ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis
 * aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in
 * voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu
 * fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint
 * occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in
 * culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id
 * est laborum.

… select the paragraph starting with Consectetur (but not the last line of the comment tag). Hit Cmd+Option+/ and it’ll magically re-wrap the comment!

Manipulate Encoding

Manipulate Encoding encodes and unencodes HTML entities, URL entities, ROT13 and base64 text.

Manipulate Hash

Manipulate Hash creates hashes for selected text. So far it can create Adler, SHA, CRC and MD5 hashes. Note that some of these hash algorithms (Adler and CRC) are intended as checksums as they not secure algorithms. Make sure you pick the appropriate algorithm for hashing your secrets.

Manipulate Lines

Manipulate Lines includes commands to delete, move, duplicate, insert, yank and put lines. It makes quick work of reorganizing code. You have to try it to understand just how cool this plug-in is.

Note that the “duplicate” function was duplicated by Panic in Coda 1.7, but I still like my implementation better :)

Manipulate Markup

Manipulate Markup translates between Textile, Markdown, reStructuredText and HTML. It’s pretty rad.


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