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Plugin discontinued

If something is broken, submit a pull request and we'll consider merging it.

Eventually it will be replaced by If you'd like to see that project move along quicker, submit a pull request and/or participate in its discussions.


A plugin that provides a Java code completion view inside of Sublime Text 2. It also provides import insertion/completion and goto source/javadocs.

Known issues and feature requests

Please go here to see the currently known issues and feature request, or to file a new.


  1. You need to have java installed on your system and the java binary in your path


  • The easiest way to install SublimeJava is via the excellent Package Control Plugin
    • See
      • Once package control has been installed, bring up the command palette (cmd+shift+P or ctrl+shift+P)
      • Type Install and select "Package Control: Install Package"
      • Select SublimeJava from the list. Package Control will keep it automatically updated for you
  • If you want to manually install it using git instead:
    • Go to your packages directory and type:
    • To update to the latest commit, use this command in the SublimeJava directory:
      • git pull && git submodule foreach --recursive git pull origin master
    • Once you have the sources pulled, you'll need to compile the SublimeJava java source file:
      • javac
  • You most likely want to configure the "sublimejava_classpath" setting to your own, issue 23 details how this is done.
  • Also, you would mostly likely want to configure the "sublimejava_srcpath" and "sublimejava_docpath" to use source and doc search. NOTE: At present, this does not handle jar files.

Optional Key Bindings

You might want to add some keybindings to your user key bindings like the following:

    {"keys": ["ctrl+j", "d"], "command": "open_java_doc", "args": {"under_cursor": true }},
    {"keys": ["ctrl+j", "s"], "command": "open_java_source", "args": {"under_cursor": true }},
    {"keys": ["ctrl+j", "i"], "command": "import_java_class"},


Once installed it'll try to provide reasonable completion suggestions when you trigger autocompletion. Please note that it accomplishes this with the use of reflection so it can only complete compiled classes that are in your classpath.

To import a class, type the class name wherever it is that you will be using it. Then, with the cursor on class name, run the "Java: Import Class Under Cursor" command. If the class is found in the classpath, the possible imports will be presented to you in a quicklist. You can then choose the correct match for your import, and it will be inserted after the final import statement, or, if no imports are found, after the package declaration. If none of the presented classes are the class that you wanted to import, check your "sublime_classpath" setting.

To go to source or javadocs, you may either look for the source under the cursor (using the "Java: Open Source/Javadoc Under Cursor" command, or simply open up a quicklist and filter through all sources ("Java: Open Source/Javadoc" command).


This plugin is using the zlib license

Copyright (c) 2012 Fredrik Ehnbom

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
arising from the use of this software.

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including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
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   1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
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