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MoveText plugin for Sublime Text 2

Select text and move it around using the keyboard, or setup a text "tunnel" to move code from one location to another.


  1. Using Package Control, install "MoveText"


  1. Open the Sublime Text 2 Packages folder

    • OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 2/Packages/
    • Windows: %APPDATA%/Sublime Text 2/Packages/
    • Linux: ~/.Sublime Text 2/Packages/
  2. clone this repo

  3. Install keymaps for the commands (see Example.sublime-keymap for my preferred keys)


move_text_left: Moves the selected text one character to the left

move_text_right: Moves the selected text one character to the right

move_text_up: Moves the selected text one line up

move_text_down: Moves the selected text one line down

When moving text up and down, funny things happen when the destination line doesn't have enough preceding characters. It looks like this:

1. one*dragme*  1. one          1. one       1. one
2. two          2. two*dragme*  2. two       2. two
3.              3.              3. *dragme*  3.
4. four         4. four         4. four      4. *dragme*four

Once the text gets forced to the 0th column, it stays there. I would like to add a mechanism that saves the initial column, but I'm not sure how it would be reset.

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