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This linter plugin for SublimeLinter provides an interface to textlint. The following syntaxes are automatically linted:

  • markdown
  • text
  • plain text
  • Markdown GFM
  • MarkdownEditing
  • Markdown Extended
  • Markdown
  • MultiMarkdown syntaxes.


Install SublimeLinter 3 to use this plugin. If SublimeLinter 3 is not installed, please follow the instructions here.

Linter installation

Before using this plugin, you must ensure to install textlint:

  1. Install Node.js (and npm on Linux).

  2. Install textlint by typing the following in a terminal:

    npm install -g textlint

Or install textlint locally in your project folder (you must have package.json file there): npm init -f npm install textlint

Reopen your project next (or restart ST) to make sure local textlint is used.

  1. If you are using nvm and zsh, ensure that the line to load nvm is in .zshenv and not .zshrc.

  2. If you are using zsh and oh-my-zsh, do not load the nvm plugin for oh-my-zsh.

Note: This plugin requires textlint 5.3.0 or later.

Linter configuration

textlint must be in your $PATH for Sublimelinter to work. Before going any further, please read and follow the steps in “Finding a linter executable” through “Validating your PATH” in the documentation.

Once you have installed and configured textlint, you can install the SublimeLinter-contrib-textlint plugin if it is not yet installed.

Plugin installation

To ensure the plugin is updated when new versions are available, please use install with Package Control. If you want to install from source so you can change the source code, you probably know what you are doing so we won’t cover that here.

To install via Package Control, do the following:

  1. Within Sublime Text, bring up the Command Palette and type install. Among the commands you should see Package Control: Install Package. If that command is not highlighted, use the keyboard or mouse to select it. There will be a pause of a few seconds while Package Control fetches the list of available plugins.

  2. When the plugin list appears, type textlint. Among the entries you should see SublimeLinter-contrib-textlint. If that entry is not highlighted, use the keyboard or mouse to select it.


For general information on how SublimeLinter works with settings, please see Settings. For information on generic linter settings, please see Linter Settings.

You can configure textlint options in the way you would from the command line, with .textlintrc files. For more information, see the textlint docs.

FAQ and Troubleshooting

I've got 'SublimeLinter: ERROR: textlint cannot locate 'textlint' in ST console when I try to use locally installed textlint.

You must have package.json file if install textlint locally. Also, restart project or ST itself after to make sure SublimeLinter uses correct textlint instance.

npm init -f
npm install textlint
Plugin still does not work or there are errors in ST console.

Update textlint instance, probably you use outdated version and SublimeLinter does not check it properly sometimes.

I want to use custom rules

You can specify any CLI options of textlint with args key in SublimeLinter configs.

    "linters": {
        "textlint": {
            "args": [
                "--rulesdir", "~/rules"
Plugin does not lint files in symlinked folders.

It looks like ST/SublimeLinter/Textlint issue. Set the SublimeLinter option --stdin-filename to @.

    "linters": {
        "textlint": {
            "args": [
                "--stdin-filename", "@"
There is no SublimeLinter-contrib-textlint package to install in Package Control packages list.

Check if you already have it installed, please.


If you would like to contribute enhancements or fixes, please do the following:

  1. Fork the plugin repository.
  2. Hack on a separate topic branch created from the latest master.
  3. Commit and push the topic branch.
  4. Make a pull request.
  5. Be patient. ;-)

Please note that modifications should follow these coding guidelines:

  • Indent is 4 spaces.
  • Code should pass flake8 and pep257 linters.
  • Vertical whitespace helps readability, so don’t be afraid to use it.
  • Please use descriptive variable names, so no abbreviations unless they are very well known.

Thank you for helping out!


For convenience this repo is setup with textlint. Just npm i in the repo and enable this plugin in SublimeText. This file will have errors in it.

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