Open files and folders with Sublime Text 3 from the OS X Terminal

If you are using Sublime Text 3 on your mac, you may want to be able to open files and folders in Sublime via the Terminal?

You can easily do that via creating a new command, lets create the “sublime” command.

  1. sudo ln -s /Applications/Sublime\ /usr/local/bin/sublime
  2. open your ~./profile file either via command line, or another editor: vi ~./profile
  3. add /usr/local/bin to the PATH variable, for example like this: PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH
    export PATH and save the file.
  4. Run this command, which will reload your .profile settings:
    source ~/.profile

You should now be able to open a new Terminal window, and run the following command to open the file or folder in Sublime Text 3!

sublime filename.txt

(This is for Sublime Text 3 only, version 2 has a slightly different path)

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