Authored by Dustin Horton


Sync & Backup Sublime Text 2 Packages & Settings with Dropbox

Trying to keep packages synced between two different computers can be a pain, and the robust Sublime Text 2 doesn’t have anything built in to make this easier. I’d commonly install a package at night at home, then be tripped up at work on my computer there when the package wouldn’t be installed.

Syncing packages & other settings is really easy with Dropbox, and it’s just a few quick steps in Terminal.

  1. Go to the Sublime Text 2 application support directory.

    $ cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text\ 2/
  2. Create a symbolic link to the Packages directory in your Dropbox. Feel free to create it in a subdirectory of you Dropbox.

    $ ln -s ~/Dropbox Packages

Now any Sublime will stay synced on any computer linked with your Dropbox account.

  • marclarr

    I’m guessing if I were to reinstall the OS or Sublime I’d loose my Packages. Any idea how to make that a one way street?

    • Dustin Horton

      I don’t, sorry! Actually have since moved to using one computer for all my development, so haven’t had the need. Let me know if you come up with something.