PyCharm 2019.3 Help

TextMate Bundles

Projects can contain file types unknown to PyCharm. While PyCharm comes with the built-in support for many programming and scripting languages. If you want to have syntax highlighting for the project-specific languages, use the powerful PyCharm's integration with the text editor TextMate.

All the available bundles are listed on the Editor | TextMate Bundles page In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S .

Learning how to describe languages using the TextMate grammar is out of the scope of this document. Refer to product documentation for more details about TextMate.


Make sure that:

  • You have already downloaded bundles you want to use. You can, for example, find the bundles you want to install on GitHub or Subversion.

  • Before you start working with TextMate Bundles, make sure that the TextMate bundle support plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with PyCharm and is activated by default. If the plugin is not activated, enable it on the Plugins page of the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S as described in Managing plugins.

    If you are using Docker for Windows, enable the Expose daemon on tcp://localhost:2375 without TLS option in the General section of your Docker settings.

    Prebundled TextMate plugin

Importing bundles

Suppose you want PyCharm to highlight syntax of the OCaml files. For this purpose, you have already downloaded the OCaml TextMate Bundle. It now resides on your hard disk, and you only have to import this bundle into PyCharm.

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select Editor | TextMate Bundles.

  2. Click the Add button and locate the desired bundle on your disk:

    Select the downloaded bundle
  3. Click OK to apply the changes. The OCaml bundle appears in the list of recognized bundles:

    New TextMate bundle


Once a TextMate bundle is added, PyCharm provides syntax highlighting for the file types registered with the bundle. Here's a sample OCaml code fragment that uses the TextMate bundle we've added earlier:

Code highlighting
Last modified: 2 April 2020