How could one invoke Sublime Text from the command line, so that it starts in the current folder? (I'm using the MINGW32 that comes with Git on Windows)

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One solution might be to make an alias to fire up sublime to edit a file:

alias edit='c:/Program\ Files/sublime\ text\ 2/sublime_text.exe -w'

So one can do something like:

cd c:/repos/test/
edit test.html

Sublime should open up, and after save+close it should go back to the command prompt.

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    For what it's worth, on other platforms sublime includes a "subl" command to do exactly this. If you want to be consistent, you should probably use that instead of "edit". Jun 8, 2012 at 0:11
  • What does "-w" mean? Jan 17, 2013 at 9:18
  • The -w means -w or --wait: Wait for the files to be closed before returning See sublimetext.com/docs/2/osx_command_line.html
    – Pat
    Jul 31, 2013 at 21:45

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