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I originally wrote about Switching to Sublime back in 2014 so I felt it was worth sharing how I setup my coding environment in 2017.

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Launch Sublime Text from the command line on OSX. Sublime Text includes a command line tool, subl, to work with files on the command line.This can be used to open files and projects in Sublime Text, as well working as an EDITOR for unix tools, such as git and subversion. Sublime Text 2 may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.

Let’s get started!

Following this relatively simple guide, you’ll be coding like a pro in no time and as with all things, step one is installation. Download Sublime Text and follow the standard installation process.


Sublime has millions (ok probably more like thousands) of plugins that can enhance it’s functionality dramatically, but one of these plugins makes it a much simpler and friendly experience. Package control means that you can search for the plugin you’re after and then install in the click of a button.

Once you’ve opened sublime, look across the menu bar and click View and then select Show console from the list. Once you’ve done that you’ll now see a new panel at the bottom of your window (the console).


In the box you’ll want to paste the following block of code and hit enter!

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This may take a few minutes to install but once you’re done you can hide the console from the same View menu.

Now you can simply install plugins using Package Control. Press cmd + shift + p (mac) or ctrl + shift + p (windows/linux), a drop down menu will appear at the top of your window, type 'inst' into the filtering field and you should then have highlighted an item titled Package Control: Install Package, select this by clicking it or hit enter.

The box will momentarily disappear while it downloads the latest list of packages available. Once the dropdown reappears you can search for plugins and pressing enter on the one you want to install, and voila!

Check the bottom of the article for my list of essential plugins!

Plugin recommendations

  • Laravel Blade Highlighter (only if you use Laravel obviously)

Look and feel

There are three major pieces to this puzzle when it comes to changing the admittedly ugly default appearance of Sublime. The first is Colour scheme, which covers the colour of the syntax highlighting of your files. The second is Theme which is responsible for the sidebar, tabs and all other panels. My recommendation is to find a matching theme and colour scheme as this obviously results in the most elegant looking solution.

Theme recommendations

  • Material Theme with the Material colour scheme
  • Theme - itg.flat with the itg.Monokai colour scheme


The third consideration when customising the appearance of Sublime is your user settings file. When you open settings from the preferences you’ll be greeted with 2 windows side by side. The left window shows you a list of ever option you can change, it’s default and a comment of what it can do and the options you can use.

Changing the default settings

Whatever you do, don’t change the settings in the left file, you need to copy the line you want to change into the right window (user settings) and then change it there. This will prevent you from losing your settings every time Sublime updates (which will restore any setting in the default file back to the the default options).

Recommended settings

If you’re brave (and have installed the previously mentioned material theme) you can just copy and paste this whole list of settings into your file to gain a Jamie’s seal of approval setup.

Next steps

That’s the basics sorted, you should now be ready to start coding again. There are other features that you may want to use so I’ve provided some further reading before:

PS. ...that icon

I really think the icon is ugly, so herearesomealternatives you might want to consider.

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  • Set up user account
  • Name computer
  • Check trackpad settings
  • Install Google Chrome
  • Install Homebrew
  • Brew should auto-install Xcode Developer Tools for you
  • $ brew doctor
  • $ brew install git
  • Download node.js (I prefer the installer over brew)
  • npm is now installed, too
  • Sublime Text
    • Open ST and install Package Control
    • Cmd+Shift+P, type 'inp' to fuzzy search 'Install Package'
    • Install packages: DocBlockr, others?
    • Link up the subl command: $ ln -s /Applications/Sublime /usr/local/bin
  • For now, not going to install rbenv because this Mac shipped with ruby -v 2.0.0p247
  • Set up ssh key for GitHub, see:
    • after you set up your SSH key locally, be sure to run ssh-add
  • Install bash-completion: $ brew install bash-completion
  • Clone dotfiles repo (or your own fork) into ~/dotfiles
  • Make any changes to the dotfiles
  • Symlink from each file in dotfiles/files to ~/ ex. $ ln -s ~/dotfiles/files/.bash_profile ~
  • $ source ~/.bash_profile
  • You might want to completely close Terminal and reopen after that
  • Let's install global node modules at ~/.node, done by making a ~/.npmrc file as described here:
  • npm install -g gulp hubot grunt-cli browserify bower mocha nodemon yeoman + any other global node modules you want
  • Install HipChat
  • Install VirtualBox
  • Install Vagrant
  • Make sure bash_profile sets the GEM_HOME env variable to $HOME/.ruby/default or similar, then make sure it also adds that directory + /bin to the PATH
    • This should be done for you if you grabbed the files from the dotfiles repo, but make sure
  • $ gem env grep INSTALLATION should output the location we set for GEM_HOME above
  • $ gem install capistrano sass
  • Install Composer: $ curl -sS php -- --install-dir=/usr/local/bin
    • Rename the .phar file so it can be used like a regular command: $ mv /usr/local/bin/composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer
  • Install the jq tool (it takes json and makes it pretty in Terminal, and will parse the json tree using jquery): $ brew install jq