destructi6n - 4 months ago 42
Python Question

# Sublime Text 3 subl command not working in windows 10

when I run the subl command, it just pauses for a moment and doesn't give me any feedback as to what happened and doesn't open. I am currently on windows 10 running the latest sublime text 3 build. I already copied my subl.exe from my sublime text 3 directory to my system32 directory. What am I missing? I've tried subl.exe ., subl.exe detect.py, subl, subl.exe

I'm assuming that when you invoke subl.exe via an absolute path then it works.

> "C:\Program Files\Sublime Text 3\subl.exe"

Assuming the above works, then the location of subl.exe can be added to the system path so that there is no need to specify the absolute path.

Go to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced system settings and add C:\Program Files\Sublime Text 3 to the PATH environment variable.

Check that the PATH variable does not already contain the path to subl.exe so to avoid adding it twice.

You essentially are going to append ;C:\Program Files\Sublime Text 3 to the PATH variable. Note the ; which is a path separator.

You may need to restart Windows for the change to take effect.

See What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them? for in depth information on PATH and other environment variables in general.