by Ryan Irelan
Installing packages (add-on functionality that isn't core to the Sublime Text application) in Sublime Text is faster using the Package Control tool.
Package Control isn't part of Sublime Text but an independent project that makes adding additional functionality to Sublime Text easier. If you like Package Control and find yourself depending on it for your work, consider saying thanks to the developer with a small donation to help cover server costs.
To install Package Control on Sublime Text 3, you need input a series of commands into the Sublime Text console. This is actually a Python console but for our needs we just need to paste in a series of commands and Sublime Text will take care of the rest.
From the Package Control installation instructions, we grab the Python code to install Package Control. Get the latest version from the site (I could past it here but the code changes with each release and I want to make sure you have the latest code).
To kick of the installation, we run the code in the Sublime Text console.
shift-command-p to open the command palate and type:
If you see options for Package Control (like
Package Control: Install Package) then Package is properly installed.
Sometimes the tool doesn't install properly. If this happens to you, use the manual installation instructions instead.