How do I show indentation guides in TextMate?

Anyone knows if there is a bundle for this? There's no setting, obviously.


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There is a menu item somewhere, or a preference settings called "show invisible characters".

That's what is used in TextMate to show indentation levels: you get a little gray triangle at each tab.

I'm sorry if I'm not more precise, I'm on my linux box at home. But I'm sure you'll find it easily.


The menu item is labeled "Show Invisibles", it's located under the "View" menu and its shortcut is I.

  • Yeah, I think thats as close as it gets. Thanks.
    – Andres
    Nov 22, 2011 at 9:31
  • this should be the accepted answer Apr 21, 2016 at 7:27

In TextMate 2, select:

View > Show Indent Guides
View > Hide Indent Guides

Which was added via this commit: https://github.com/textmate/textmate/commit/263da53c8166273859c91c1a88ef2157d1d05ca8

TextMate Indent Guides


If this ticket is still open, then I don't think there is a way to show indentation guides.



I think this is as close to an answer as we are going to get for now:

A bundle that may or may not work:

Current progress on this issue for Textmate 2:

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