Set package association by file name (not extension)


#1

Probably a weird request. I’m familiar with how to set atom to use a specific package when is sees a file EXTENSION. However, is there a way to use a specific package (automatically) when selecting a specific file NAME?

For example, chrome bookmarks are a JSON file named “Bookmarks” (no extension). I’d like to be able to click on bookmarks, and have it open in Atom under the JSON editor package.

Conversely, if I open it under atom (just as a document) how can I THEN get the JSON package to operate with it?

Thanks!


#2

By default you cannot have Atom identify the file just by the file name.
As alternative look at a posting ->
How get shell linter to recognise file without shebang

Without coding
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#3

This can be solved using init.coffee. The following code will set the grammar to JSON when the file is named “Bookmarks”.

atom.workspace.observeTextEditors (editor) ->
  if editor.getTitle() == "Bookmarks"
    jsonGrammar = atom.grammars.grammarForScopeName "source.json"
    editor.setGrammar jsonGrammar