Sublime text on new machines

As you may know, I do have a bit of an obsession with IDEs, especially free and/or open source software. I have ignored sublime text for a couple of years but finally came around to it. And now I have finally discovered my favorite feature of it. To install packages in sublime–and the packages are really the killer feature–you first need to install thepackage manager. Turns out, if you place the package manager file in the sublime folder, sublime will install the package manager automatically on startup. And then you can also place a file with your installed packages in the settings folder, and sublime will install these for you too. Why this matters? It means you can set up a new machine with something like ansible, for instance installing sublime with apt, and then a simply get all your options with curl, and your machine is ready to go, but also has everything installed from scratch.

Julian Barg


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  author = {Barg, Julian},
  title = {Julian Barg: Sublime text on new machines},
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  year = {2021}