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Mastering Sublime Text

By : Dan Peleg
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Mastering Sublime Text

By: Dan Peleg

Overview of this book

Sublime is the leading platform for developing websites, applications, and software. Sublime Text is a sophisticated, cross-platform text and source code editor. It supports a number of different programming languages and is extremely efficient and feature rich. With Sublime Text, programmers can develop their web applications faster and with more efficiency. This book will put you at the frontier of modern software development. It will teach you how to leverage Sublime for anything from mobile games to missile protection. Above all, this book will help you harness the power of other Sublime users and always stay on top. This book will show you how to get started, from basic installation through lightning fast code navigation and up to the development of your own plugins. It takes you from the early stages of navigating through the platform and moves on by teaching you how to fully customize your platform, test, debug, and eventually create and share your own plugins to help and lead this community forward. The book will then teach you how to efficiently edit text, primarily by using the keyboard. You will learn how to interact with the Sublime Text community using the mailing lists and IRC.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering Sublime Text
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Discovering Search and Replace

Search and Replace is one of the common actions for any text editor. Sublime Text has two main search features:

  • Single file

  • Multiple files

Before covering these topics, let's talk about the best tool available for searching text and especially, patterns; namely, Regular Expressions.

Regular Expressions

Regular Expressions can find complex patterns in text. To take full advantage of the Search and Replace features of Sublime, you should at least know the basics of Regular Expressions, also known as regex or regexp. Regular Expressions can be really annoying, painful, and joyful at the same time!

We won't cover Regular Expressions in this book because it's an endless topic. We will only note that Sublime Text uses the Boost's Perl Syntax for Regular Expressions; this can be found at


I recommend going to if you are not familiar with Regular Expressions.

Search and Replace – a single file

Let's open the Search panel...