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Sublime Terminal Setup on Mac

Setup Terminal for Sublime Shorcut "subl":

Open terminal and type:

1. Create a directory at ~/bin:

mkdir ~/bin

2. Copy Sublime executable to your ~/bin directory:

ln -s "/Applications/Sublime" ~/bin/subl

BASH (Mac OS default)

3a. If using bash (Mac OS default) add line to ~/.bash_profile file:

echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin' >> ~/.bash_profile

4a. Set Sublime Text as your default editor

echo "export EDITOR='subl' -w">> ~/.bash_profile



3b. Add line to ~/.zshrc file:

echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin' >> ~/.zshrc

4. Restart terminal and type:

subl .

Sublime should open up in the current directory.

5. Check unix commands:


You should get a directory listing.

Sublime Text Documentation:

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