The obvious answer to this question seems to be that I should install the Babel package. However, I'm unable to find the Babel package via Package Control.
Is there a way that I can make package control find it or install in manually?
Any idea, why isn't package control finding it?
Maybe I don't know how to use Package Control properly?
I'm using the most recent update of Sublime 3 (Build 3126).
The package that you want is probably the Babel package, which is in package control already. In order to install it, you can open the command palette and select the
Package Control: Install Package command, then select
Babel from the list of packages that is presented. You can also select
Preferences > Package Control to open the command palette with the list of commands for package Control displayed (under MacOS, the
Preferences menu is under
Sublime Text in the menu).
If this isn't the package that you want to use, and the package is not in Package Control but IS available via GitHub or BitBucket, you can still install the package with Packge Control by selecting
Package Control: Add Repository from the command palette (same list as above) and providing the repository URL. This will make the package available as an installable package as if it is was natively in Package Control.
In particular if you use a file extension like
View > Syntax menu, clicking on name of the current syntax in the status line (if it's visible) or selecting the appropriate
Set Syntax: command from the command palette.
This can be a drag if you mostly work with the alternate format file; in this case you can use
As an alternate solution to this problem, if you use
sublime-project files you can use the Project Specific Syntax Settings package to automatically select the appropriate syntax based on the current needs of your project.