Tutorial: Using TextMate Bundles
Projects can contain file types unknown to PhpStorm. While PhpStorm comes with the built-in support for many programming and scripting languages, you might want to have syntax highlighting for the project-specific languages. For example, a project can contain a shell script, or Perl; a configuration file can exist in a project for the infrastructure automation purposes. If you want to have syntax highlighting for these cases, use the powerful PhpStorm's integration with the text editor TextMate.
This tutorial aims to walk you step by step through configuring PhpStorm to use the TextMate Bundles, and editing files with the registered extensions.
Learning TextMate is out of scope of this tutorial. For information about TextMate, refer to the product documentation.
Make sure that:
You are working with PhpStorm 2016.1 (where TextMate Bundles are supported) or later.
Before you start working with TextMate Bundles, make sure that the TextMate bundle support plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with PhpStorm and is activated by default. If the plugin is not activated, enable it on the Plugins page of the Settings / Preferences Dialog as described in Managing plugins.
Suppose you want PhpStorm to highlight syntax of the Shell Script files. For this purpose, you have already downloaded the Shell Script TextMate Bundle. It now resides on your hard disk, and you only have to import this bundle into PhpStorm.
In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), go to Editor, then click TextMate Bundles. In the TextMate Bundles area, click and locate the desired bundle on your hard disk:
Click OK to apply changes. The Shell Script bundle appears in the list of recognized bundles:
Notice the color scheme mapping section in the lower part of the TextMate Bundles page. By default, the PhpStorm's Default color scheme maps to the Mac Classic. To use a different color scheme for the bundle, click the Mac Classic cell in the mappings table and select the desired scheme from the list of available ones.
Suppose you've imported a bundle that runs into a conflict with the existing file types. The conflict is immediately reported:
Clicking the Show details link opens the dialog box that gives you the chance to unregister the required extensions from the native file types:
Once a TextMate bundle is added, PhpStorm provides syntax highlighting for the file types registered with the bundle. Here's a sample script that uses the Shell Script TextMate bundle we've cloned earlier: