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Rails File Switcher for Sublime Text 2

Rails File Switcher is a plugin for Sublime Text 2 that allows you to switch between Models, Controllers and Views. And how!

No popups, just immediately switches to the related file.

The plugin does not create any key bindings automatically, it's up to you to add them.



  • Opens the related model from a controller or a view.
  • If you put the cursor inside a model's name (like Po│st) and run the command, it will open the model from any place in the application.


  • Opens the related controller from a model.
  • Opens the related controller from a view. Centers the screen at the action definition. If Vintage is enabled, it also moves the caret to the action definition.


  • Opens the related view from a controller. You need to put the cursor inside the controller action for it to work.


Here's how you can bind them to keys (Go to Preferences > Key Bindings - User)

{ "keys": ["super+1"], "command": "open_related_rails_model" },
{ "keys": ["super+2"], "command": "open_related_rails_controller" },
{ "keys": ["super+3"], "command": "open_related_rails_view" },

How is it different from Rails Related Files and other similar plugins?

Rails Related Files shows you a list of related files which you can choose from.

Rails File Switcher switches between MVC files instantly. If you are in your User model and you press ⌘+2 (if that's your binding), you will instantly see UsersController.

This is the alpha version, if something is not working, please, create an issue.


January 27, 2013

  • Add support for namespaces.

January 26, 2013

  • When switching from a view to the controller the screen is centered at the action definition. If Vintage is enabled, it also moves the caret to the action definition.

January 21, 2013

  • Allow switching to model by putting the cursor (and running open_related_rails_model) inside its name anywhere in the application.

January 18, 2013

  • Make it work when there are multiple apps opened in the side bar (previously would look for files only in the first app). Thanks to @ccodre for pointing out.

Dec 25, 2012

  • Initial release


The plugin is released under the MIT License

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