Sublime SFTP


Is Sublime Text 3 Supported?

Yes, the current version of SFTP supports Sublime Text 3!

Your Checkout Page Says My Address is Invalid, but it isn't!

Currently I use Stripe for checkout via this site to provide a secure way for you to purchase the packages without your credit card data ever touching my server. Unfortunately their addresses verification doesn't always seem to be accurate.

If you can't check out via my site, you can always use PayPal. If neither of those options work, please send an email to with the subject Sublime SFTP Purchase Request. In the email, be sure to include: the plugin variant (SFTP or SFTP+SVN), the quantity and the name and email to license the plugin to. I will send you a site to pay via, and once I have manually confirmed the payment, you license key(s) will be sent out.

Since this is one of the most frequent questions, the Sidebar page has information and workflows to help you efficiently edit remote files.

How do I Ignore Files or Folders?

The ignore_regexes setting in the sftp-config.json file allows setting rules for ignoring both files and folders. The regular expressions are compared against the full path of the file or folder. Below are some examples of how to use it:

Are SSH Keys Supported and How do I Use Them?

SSH key authentication is supported on all three operating systems.

For OS X and Linux, Sublime SFTP uses OpenSSH’s command line sftp program. This means the SSH key located in your .ssh folder will automatically be used. Likewise, any running ssh-agent will also be used.

For Windows, Sublime SFTP uses PSFTP, which is released alongside PuTTY. Any key loaded into Pageant will automatically be used. It is also possible to supply a .ppk private key file as the ssh_key_file setting for an SFTP remote. .ppk files can be generated from scratch, or an existing OpenSSH private key, via PuTTYgen. All of these utilities can be downloaded from the PuTTY site, however none are required for Sublime SFTP to fully function.

I Purchased a License, so Why do I Still Get the License Popup?

There are a couple of reasons this could be happening:

Why do I Get Error trying to parse settings After Pasting My License Key?

This has been reported once or twice by users. It seems some email clients convert the spaces into non-breaking space characters, which messes up the Sublime Text settings parser. To fix it:

  1. Remove all spaces between the beginning of the line and "email"/"product_key"
  2. You are done!

Can I Change the Behavior of the Bottom Panel?

The hiding behavior of the SFTP output panel can be changed via the hide_output_panel setting.

How Can I Re-open the Bottom Panel?

Use the Show SFTP Panel command.