Install Glue

Install with Sublime Package Control

If you use the Sublime Package Control system, you can install Glue with the Sublime Text Command Palette. Open it with:


Cmd - Shift - P


Ctrl - Shift - P

Type ‘install’, select the menu item, Package Control: Install Package, then type ‘glue’. The selection for the Glue plugin will appear. Select it and the install is performed automatically.

Install with Git

Open your Packages directory with the Sublime Text menu items Preferences -> Browse Packages. Then git clone the Glue repository as a new directory named ‘Glue’ in your Packages directory with the following command:

$ git clone "Glue"

Manual Install

If you like to do things the good ole’ fashion way, download the source repository from GitHub (tar.gz | zip).

Decompress the source repository and rename it “Glue”.

Open your Sublime Text Packages directory using the Preferences -> Browse Packages menu items.

Move the entire Glue directory into your Sublime Text Packages directory.

Confirm Your PATH

Glue assigns a default user PATH from your environment PATH variable. Frequently, it nails it, but on some installs it may require a bit of help. Never fear. It is incredibly simple to correct this issue.

Confirm that the correct string is being used by launching Glue (use one of the approaches below) and entering the command:

glue path

in the text input box at the bottom of your editor. This displays the default PATH that Glue uses to identify your executable files. If the PATH is incorrect, or if you simply want to modify your PATH in Glue, follow the instructions below.

Change Your PATH Settings

Open the Glue user settings file by using the Sublime Text menus to navigate to Preferences > Glue > Glue Settings - User. Include the following line in your JSON settings:

        "glue_userpath" : "<YOUR PATH>"

Include your shell PATH settings as a colon (Mac OSX/Linux) or semicolon (Windows) delimited string. Linux/Mac OSX users can find this by entering echo $SHELL in the terminal.

Here is an example of an appropriate PATH setting for Mac OSX/Linux users:

Mac OSX/Linux

        "glue_userpath" : "/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin"

Save the file and restart Sublime Text.

Windows users can enter the command ECHO %PATH% in cmd.exe to view their PATH string. Enter this in the Glue settings file and escape the backward slash characters in the PATH string like this:


        "glue_userpath": "C:\\Windows\\system32;C:\\Windows;C:\\Windows\\System32\\Wbem;"

Save the file and restart Sublime Text.

Glue respects your assignment of directory priority in the standard left to right sequence as it attempts to locate system executables for the commands that you submit. If you find that a different version of an executable is being launched, or that installed applications are not being located, please confirm your PATH string in the Glue settings.


Use the Glue Settings - User settings file rather than the default file. The default settings are overwritten on Glue updates!

Set Your Default Shell

You have the option to assign your default shell in the glue_shellpath setting. Open the Glue Settings - User JSON file and add a new line to it that includes the setting key with the value set to the path to your desired shell.

Here’s an example that demonstrates how to change the default shell to zsh on Mac OSX/Linux boxes:

Mac OSX/Linux

        "glue_shellpath": "/usr/local/bin/zsh"

and to Powershell for Windows users:


        "glue_shellpath": "C:\\Windows\\system32\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0\\powershell.exe"

Save the file and restart Sublime Text. Note that the shell that is executed may differ from your environment $SHELL (Mac OSX/Linux) or %SHELL% (Windows) setting. The Glue settings change does not alter your system variable assignments, or your default system shell settings, in any way. To confirm that it is working, type a command that will cause the shell to bark at you (e.g. an executable that doesn’t exist):

$ boguscmd
zsh:1: command not found: boguscmd

Set Your PS1

Give your prompt a little style. Change the default by adding the glue_ps1 setting to the Glue Settings - User file (see instructions above). Here’s an example that shows how to change it to a ✪

        "glue_ps1" : "✪"

And here’s what you get:


Get Started

You can open Glue with any of these approaches:

Use the right click menu in your project sidebar


Use the Command Palette



Ctrl - Alt - G

Then begin entering your commands in the command line at the bottom of the editor.


Use the same syntax that you use on the command line in your terminal (with special character escapes or quotes!).