I have the following build script for my JavaScript files in Sublime Text 3.

  "shell_cmd": "node --harmony --use-strict --harmony_generators $file"

The problem is that when node returns an error, for some reason Sublime will spew out the path, which does not line-wrap, and pollutes the output.

console.log(b); // ReferenceError: a is not defined
ReferenceError: b is not defined
    at Object.<anonymous> (C:\Users\JFD\Desktop\playground.js:2:13)
    at Module._compile (module.js:449:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:467:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:349:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:305:12)
    at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:490:10)
    at startup (node.js:119:16)
    at node.js:827:3
[Finished in 0.1s with exit code 8]
[shell_cmd: node --harmony --use-strict --harmony_generators C:\Users\JFD\Desktop\playground.js]
[dir: C:\Users\JFD\Desktop]
[path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\xc8\v1.11\bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\CMake 2.8\bin;C:\MinGW\bin;C:\yagarto4.6.0\bin;C:\Python26\;C:\Python26\Scripts;C:\Program Files (x86)\Altium Designer S09 Viewer\System;C:\PROGRA~2\MpAM;C:\windows\system32;C:\Program Files\nodejs\;C:\Cadence\SPB_16.6\tools\bin;C:\Cadence\SPB_16.6\tools\libutil\bin;C:\Cadence\SPB_16.6\tools\fet\bin;C:\Cadence\SPB_16.6\tools\specctra\bin;C:\Cadence\SPB_16.6\tools\pcb\bin;C:\Cadence\SPB_16.6\openaccess\bin\win32\opt;C:\Cadence\SPB_16.6\tools\capture;C:\Users\JFD\AppData\Roaming\npm\;c:\altera\12.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem;c:\altera\12.1sp1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem;c:\altera\12.1sp1\modelsim_ae\win32aloem]

How can I ask Sublime to not output the path?

  • I think this is just part of the standard error/debugging output. I don't know of any way to disable it through options or build flags, though... – MattDMo Jul 9 '13 at 16:03
  • Instead of disabling the path output, you can disable word wrap in the build output window. Make sure the build window is active, then do View -> Word Wrap to disable it. Though not a perfect solution, it's much simpler than modifying Sublime Text's internals. – anishpatel May 14 '17 at 21:09

A bit of a hack, but the following worked for me. Turns out you can override code in some of the default packages, including the code responsible for the path output:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files\Sublime Text 3\Packages
  2. Extract Default.sublime-package (it's actually a zip file) and get the file exec.py (don't leave the extracted folder hanging around in the directory)
  3. Create the directory Default under C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Sublime Text 3\Packages, and place exec.py into it
  4. Open exec.py, and comment out (place # at the beginning of the line) the following line, at line 245 for me

    self.append_string(proc, self.debug_text)

  5. Restart Sublime Text
  • This did the job for me :) – Stephn_R Jun 2 '15 at 13:58
  • Code in this file has changed - see some updated answers. (36611270) – guthrie Dec 18 '20 at 20:30

Install PackageResourceViewer package

Open PackageResourceViewer:Open Resource using CommandPalette[Ctrl+Shift+P]

Then Select Default -->exec.py Then Select Sublime Input -->input.py [For Sublime Input]

Comment out (place # at the beginning of the line) the following line, at line 365[ST3 B3126] (383 for Sublime Input) for me

self.append_string(proc, self.debug_text)

This is not only hiding the path but the dir and cmd also .

To hide only the path comment the following block

if "PATH" in merged_env:
  self.debug_text += "[path: " + str(merged_env["PATH"]) + "]"
  self.debug_text += "[path: " + str(os.environ["PATH"]) + "]"


To remove cmd,finished statement,dir,path "quiet":true in build file


  • Nice! I wish there were a setting to toggle this. like "error_info": ["cmd", "dir", "path"] – Nolan Conaway Feb 28 '18 at 18:33
  • @NolanConaway There is – Smart Manoj Mar 1 '18 at 16:37
  • can you point me to it? I have been unable to find anything in the documentation. – Nolan Conaway Mar 1 '18 at 17:02
  • @NolanConaway quiet key – Smart Manoj Mar 2 '18 at 13:16
  • @ SmartManoj Ah, yes, i know about that option. However, that also prevents the time elapsed, etc, from bring printed. I really only want to remove the path! – Nolan Conaway Mar 2 '18 at 14:55

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