Open Sublime Text 2 from the Mac OS X Command Line

17th November 2012

How to open Sublime Text from the command line.

Paste the following code into the Mac OS X Terminal, assuming that you've installed Sublime Text 2 into the /Applications folder.

$ ln -s "/Applications/Sublime Text" ~/bin/sublime

Now you can type sublime <filename> open a file or directory in Sublime Text, or sublime . to open the current directory.

You can also type sublime --help to see a list of the available commands.

Questions? Comments? I’m @opdavies on Twitter.

Tags: mac-os-x, sublime-text, terminal

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Oliver Davies is a full-stack Web Developer and System Administrator based in the UK. He is a Senior Developer at Microserve and a part-time freelancer specialising in Drupal, Symfony and Laravel development and Linux systems administration.