SublimeLinter and corresponding linter plugins should be installed using PackageControl.

First install PackageControl and refer its usage, then, spoiler!, execute Install Package from the Command Palette.

Please note that SublimeLinter is only the framework and does not come with any adapters for any existing linters. These have to be installed separately. That means, a) you usually need to install linters, the same linters that work on the command line, if you haven’t done so already, and b) you need to install adapters for these linters that bridge to SublimeLinter. These adapters are ordinary plugins usually named after the linter and are also listed on PackageControl. They’re to be installed just like SublimeLinter itself.

Most plugins depend on command line programs to be installed on your system, be sure to read the installation instructions for each linter plugin you install.

It’s also a good idea to subscribe to releases on GitHub.

These messages are rare 🤞, but inform you about upcoming changes and help you avoid surprises on the next restart of Sublime Text.


SublimeLinter is the kind of software that needs active maintenance all the time. If you find SublimeLinter helpful and would like to show your appreciation, you can support its development by buying me a coffee! 😄☕️