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Sublime Rust Auto-Import

This is a Sublime Text 3 plugin for automatically creating imports in Rust. It provides the rust_auto_import command which you can bind to a key (or use from the context menu or command pallete). When used with the cursor on an identifier, it automatically uses the (hopefully) correct path at the top of the file.


  • Uses Sublime's index to find the module for items in the current crate
  • Has a pre-programmed list of common std imports like HashMap
    • Even some traits like std::str::From with your cursor on from_str
  • Places new imports under the existing import with the most similar prefix
  • Adds in brackets if an import from that module already exists
  • Adds the old position to the jump stack so you can hit ctrl+- to jump back to where you were

Demo GIF

Demo GIF


Install RustAutoImport from Package Control.

Then add a keybinding of your choice for the rust_auto_import command, by adding a line like this to your keybindings file:

{ "keys": ["ctrl+a"], "command": "rust_auto_import" },

You can also try it out immediately by choosing "Rust: auto-import" from the context menu or command pallete.


Feel free to send a PR if you want to fix one of these.

  • Currently uses the 2018 edition import style with no setting to change it
  • Only includes a limited set of standard library includes
  • Uses hacky regexes instead of real parsing
  • Doesn't fully support nested braced imports
  • Can only add to top-level imports not imports in a test module
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