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Nodejs Sublime Text 3 Package Build Status Build status


The Nodejs Sublime Text 3 Package provides a set of code completion, scripts and tools to work with nodejs.

Code Completion

The package code completion is generated from the main nodejs libraries and global namespaces. To invoke the code completion start typing the namespace you want (For example, type fs) and then Ctrl + Space, you get this:

A picture of the file system context menu

Node Commands

You can access node commands in two ways.

  • Via the menu in Tools -> Node
  • By accessing the Command Palette and typing node

The current commands available are (with Windows binding, other bindings are provided):

  • Run current script in node (Alt + R)
  • Run current script in node debug (Alt + D)
  • Run current script in node and arguments (Ctrl + Alt + r)
  • Run current script in node debug and arguments (Ctrl + Alt + D)
  • Uglify Code
  • NPM Command
  • Build documentation (builds the completion files)


Also included are some boilerplate snippets. They include functionality such as a http server, reading the contents of a directory, etc.

To access these snippets type node in your editor followed by Ctrl + Space

If you have any boilerplate code you would like to see in here, get in touch.


You can install this package from Sublime Text 3 package manager. Also you can install this package manually:


`git clone ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text\ 3/Packages/Nodejs`


`git clone "%APPDATA%\Sublime Text 3\Packages\Nodejs"`


`git clone $HOME/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/Nodejs`

After the package is installed, install Node.js packages needed for working the package built-in tools. You can to install either globaly by: npm install -g commander@"~2.9.0" uglify-js@"~2.6.0" or localy by adding previously mentioned Node.js packages to your current project, either: npm install commander@"~2.9.0" uglify-js@"~2.6.0" or manully editing your project package.json file.

PLEASE NOTE: When your installed Node.js packages (previously mentioned) globaly, you also need to set the package node_path setting. For that, go to the Preferences -> Package Settings -> Nodejs -> Settings User.

Build Systems

PLEASE NOTE: The build system will be refactored to provide different nodejs build systems (such as jake)

If you have a JavaScript file open, by selecting Tools -> Build Systems -> Nodejs and then hitting Ctrl + B, you will activate the node build system on your file and node will try to run it. You may need to add a path variable to the settings object for this if your node executable is not found


  • uglify_js.js and other ./tools/*.js scripts dosen't work when the package is installed by SublimeText package manager
  • Use events API to install NodeJs dependicies for tools provided by the package
  • Refactor plugin's classes inheritance in
  • Use events API to generate Sublime Text completions during installation phase depending on a version of installed NodeJs
  • Check for nvm installation
  • Replace the Nodejs.sublime-build to work with jake
  • Reorganise menu structure
  • Improve code completion snippets where possible
  • Provide an interface for writing JavaScript plugins

Author & Contributors

The original author of this package Tane Piper. At the time the project maintainer is Vardan Pogosian.