Package Control is driven by the Command Pallete. To open the pallete,
press ctrl+shift+p (Windows, Linux) or cmd+shift+p
(OS X). All Package Control commands begin with Package
Control:, so start by typing Package.
The command pallete will now show a number of commands. Most users
will be interested in the following:
Show a list of all available packages that are available for install.
This will include all of the packages from the default channel, plus
any from repositories you have added.
Add a repository that is not included in the default channel.
This allows users to install and automatically update
packages from GitHub and BitBucket. To add a package
hosted on GitHub, enter the URL in the form
https://github.com/username/repo. Don’t include
.git at the end! BitBucket repositories should use the
This removes the package folder, and the package name from the
installed_packages list in
Packages/User/Package Control.sublime-settings. The
installed_packages list allow Package Control to automatically
install packages for you if you copy your Packages/User/
folder to another machine.
By default Package Control checks for new versions on startup. This
setting, plus the list of channels and repositories are managed through
Additional commands include:
Add Repository Channel
Adds another channel that lists repositories. This is uncommon,
but allows users to create a custom channel of repositories to share.
Create Package File
For package developers. Takes a package folder and generates a
.sublime-package file that can be uploaded onto the web and
referenced in the packages.json file for a repository.
Create Binary Package File
For package developers. Creates a .sublime-package file that does not include
the source .py files, but instead the .pyc bytecode
files. This is useful to distribute commercial packages. Be sure
to check the resulting .sublime-package file to ensure that
at least one .py file is included so that Sublime Text will
load the package.
Disables a package, which causes any Python scripts to be unloaded,
and other files such as .sublime-keymap files to be