transposes characters or lines.
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.


Swaps two characters, lines, words, reverses a selection, or swaps two selections, depending on cursor location and selection(s).


  1. Using Package Control, install "TransposeCharacter"


  1. Open the Sublime Text Packages folder

    • OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 3/Packages/
    • Windows: %APPDATA%/Sublime Text 3/Packages/
    • Linux: ~/.Sublime Text 3/Packages/ or ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages
  2. clone this repo

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


transpose_character: Swaps two characters, reverses a selection, swaps two lines, or rotates multiple selections.

The behavior of transpose_character changes depending on the location of the cursor and the selection.

If the cursor (|) is in between two letters (anything other than a newline), it will swap them:

te|h => the|

At the beginning or end of a line, the behavior is to swap the lines:

1. klmno|    1. abcde     1. abcde
2. abcde  => 2. klmno| => 2. fghij
3. fghij     3. fghij     3. klmno|

1. fghij     1. fghij    1.|abcde
2. klmno  => 2.|abcde => 2. fghij
3.|abcde     3. klmno    3. klmno

If there is one selection, the selection cursor will be reversed in place. This means you can move the cursor to the beginning or end of the selection, which is very useful for extending line selections.

If there are multiple selections, the it swaps each pair of regions.

‹abc›-DEF-‹123›-‹456› => DEF-‹abc›-‹456›-‹123› => ‹abc›-DEF-‹123›-‹456›