Installing Packages with Package Control in Sublime Text

Sublime Text is the default text editor on all operating systems within the School of Computer Science & Informatics. Sublime Text is a sophisticated editor that can be used for text, markup and prose. This page will tell you how to install packages to extend the functionality of Sublime Text.

Users are able to install packages for Sublime Text to customise their environment. The recommended method for this is via the command palette within Sublime Text itself..

Installing Package Control

The simplest method of installing the Package Control plugin is through Sublime Text itself. Open Sublime Text and open the Command Palette... by selecting Command Palette from the Tools pull-down menu. In the menu that opens type install which will result in the Install Package Control option being presented. Hit Enter or left click the entry to install Package Control.

Installing Packages

Open the Command Palette... by selecting Command Palette from the Tools pull-down menu.

In the popup window that appears type Install to search for the install option through Package Control. When Package Control: Install Package is highlighted press Return. You can use the arrow keys to move the selected option.

The popup window will change to display a list of packages that are available to be installed. You can either browse through the available list using the arrow keys or start typing the name of the package you want.

The popup window will change to display a list of packages that are available to be installed. You can either browse through the available list using the arrow keys or start typing the name of the package you want.

In this example we want to install sublimelint to provide error highlighting within Sublime Text.

When the package you wish to install is highlighted press Return to install the package.

The package will be installed in the background.

The following packages are recommened for use:

  • SublimeREPL
  • GitGutter

Viewing Installed Packages

Open the Command Palette... by selecting Command Palette from the Tools pull-down menu.

In the popup window that appears type list packages to search for the List Packages option through Package Control. When Package Control: List Packages is highlighted press Return. You can use the arrow keys to move the selected option.

The popup window will change to display a list of packages that are installed.

Upgrading Packages

Open the Command Palette... by selecting Command Palette from the Tools pull-down menu.

In the popup window that appears type upgrade to search for the Upgrade Package option through Package Control. When Package Control: Upgrade Packages is highlighted press Return. You can use the arrow keys to move the selected option.

A list of packages that are available for upgrade will be shown allowing you to choose which package to update.

Removing Packages

Open the Command Palette... by selecting Command Palette from the Tools pull-down menu.

In the popup window that appears type remove to search for the Remove Package option through Package Control. When Package Control: Remove Package is highlighted press Return. You can use the arrow keys to move the selected option.

A list of packages that are available for removal will be shown.

Type the name of the package you want to remove or use the arrow keys so that is highlighted. Press Return to remove the selected package.