Edit files over SSH.
The rmate program enables editing files on a remote computer with TextMate 2 via an SSH connection. This is a port of the official Ruby version and was made for system that cannot (or just preferably do not) have Ruby installed. This version (very intentionally) has no dependencies beyond the Python standard library and has been tested with Python versions 2.4 - 3.5.
This port is probably compatible with Sublime Text, Atom, or other editors that use the rmate protocol, but it is not officially tested.
rmate is a single file script, so you can simply download it to a location in your PATH. For example, assuming /usr/local/bin is in the PATH
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sclukey/rmate-python/master/bin/rmate chmod +x ./rmate mv ./rmate /usr/local/bin/rmate
You can also install rmate with pip
pip install rmate
SSH Connection Settings
For rmate to be able to connect back to TextMate, a port must be tunneled through the ssh connection. By default, rmate uses port 52698, and the port can be tunneled for an individual connection on the command line
ssh -R 52698:localhost:52698 firstname.lastname@example.org
or for all connections by adding a rule to your ~/.ssh/config
Host * RemoteForward 52698 localhost:52698
You can use rmate --help to see the usage
usage: rmate [OPTION]... FILE... --host HOST Connect to HOST. Use 'auto' to detect the host from SSH. Defaults to localhost -p, --port PORT Port number to use for connection. Defaults to 52698 -w, --[no-]wait Wait for file to be closed by TextMate -l, --line LINE Place carat on line LINE after loading the file. TextMate selection strings can be used -m, --name NAME The display name shown in TextMate -t, --type TYPE Treat file as having TYPE -f, --force Open even if the file is not writable -v, --verbose Verbose logging messages -h, --help Show this help and exit --version Show version and exit When FILE is -, read standard input.
More information can be found in this blog post