Highlight trailing spaces and delete them in a flash.
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Pull request Compare This branch is 7 commits ahead, 68 commits behind SublimeText:master.
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.



This is a Sublime Text 2 plugin.

Highlight trailing spaces and delete them in a flash.

ST2 provides a way to automatically delete trailing spaces upon file save. Depending on your settings, it may be more handy to just highlight them and/or delete them by hand. This plugin provides just that!


Go to your Packages subdirectory under ST2's data directory:

  • Windows: %APPDATA%\Sublime Text 2
  • OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 2/Packages
  • Linux: ~/.config/sublime-text-2
  • Portable Installation: Sublime Text 2/Data

Then clone this repository:

git clone git://github.com/SublimeText/TrailingSpaces.git

That's it!


Several options are available to customize the plugin look 'n feel. The config keys goes into config files accessible throught the "Preferences" menu.

Bind the deletion command to a shortcut

In order to use the deletion feature, one must add the mapping by hand (this should probably go into "Key Bindings - User"):

{ "keys": ["ctrl+shift+t"], "command": "delete_trailing_spaces" }

Here, pressing Ctrl + Shift + t will delete all trailing spaces.

Change the highlighting color

One may also change the highlighting color, providing a scope name such as "invalid", "comment"... in "File Settings - User":

{ "trailing_spaces_highlight_color": "invalid" }

Actually, "invalid" is the default value. If you'd like to use a custom color, it should be defined as a color scope in your theme file. Feel free to ask me how to do it.

Disabling highlighting for large files

Highlighting may be disabled for large files. The default threshold is around 1M chars. This is configurable (in "File Settings - User"); unit is number of chars:

{ "trailing_spaces_file_max_size": 1000}

Even though the trailing spaces are not highlighted, one can still delete them using the deletion command.