I'm using Fish shell/omf, NVM (https://github.com/derekstavis/plugin-nvm), and Sublime Text 3. I'm trying to use a build system to run nodemon (which I installed with npm -g install nodemon). nodemon works fine from within a native Fish shell:

~ » nodemon                                                                                                                                                                           15:47:56
  Usage: nodemon [nodemon options] [script.js] [args]

  See "nodemon --help" for more.

If I run which nodemon, I get:

~ » which nodemon                                                                                                                                                                     15:48:05

(expected, from what I understand).

The problem:

Sublime doesn't seem to recognize the NVM path. Take this build system:

    "shell": true,
    "cmd": ["nodemon '$file'"],

/bin/sh: nodemon: command not found
[Finished in 0.0s with exit code 127]
[cmd: ["nodemon '/Users/me/Dev/tmp/nodemon-test.js'"]]
[dir: /Users/brandon/Dev/tmp]
[path: /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin]

I see that the path variable for Sublime doesn't have the NVM search path:

~ » echo $PATH                                                                                                                                                                        15:48:20
/Users/me/.nvm/versions/node/v7.5.0/bin /usr/local/bin /usr/bin /bin /usr/sbin /sbin

What's the correct way to fix this to make Sublime's $PATH match Terminal's $PATH? I'd expect it to continue to work even when I switch Node versions with NVM too.


Yes, I'm using the omf solution for NVM, which works because I can run both nodemon and node from Terminal directly.


You can provide an option for the path in your build-file.

PS: I'm assuming you already set up fish to support nvm

  • Yes to your second point, but as for the path option, that means that each time I change node version I'm going to have to manually update that in the build system right? Unless NVM has some alias somewhere for "current version"? – brandonscript Feb 26 '17 at 18:08

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