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BBEdit 14.5.1

In late June, Bare Bones Software issued BBEdit 14.5 with notable new features and visible changes to existing features. Among many other changes, the long-standing text editor introduced a new Tail Mode option that keeps the insertion point at the end of an open log file; significantly enhanced its Language Server Protocol support; improved the Find, Multi-File Search, and Pattern Playground windows with a quick reference for constructing grep replacement patterns; improved performance when soft-wrapping long documents to the window width; and updated system requirements to a minimum of macOS 10.15.4 Catalina or later.

Bare Bones has now released version 14.5.1 with fixes for reported issues and a few refinements, including adding a --tail option to the bbedit command-line tool. The maintenance update fixes a regression in which empty (“self-closing”) XML tags would cause incorrect fold generation in HTML documents, fixes a bug that would cause “pathological” performance problems when editing files managed by a codeless language module, and works around a macOS bug related to the font server that would cause a stall when activating BBEdit. ($49.99 new, free update, 23.9 MB, release notes, macOS 10.15.4+)

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