How can I make Sublime Text (3) re-load the file currently being edited, to take into account changes having been made externally?

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    It does automatically already. I am looking a solution to prevent it. – atilkan Apr 5 '16 at 0:01

To re-load the current file, you can revert the file, either through the menu entry File | Revert File or through the command File: Revert (open the command palette by pressing Ctrl+Shift+P and type revert).

To make it easier in the future, you can bind a shortcut to the revert command, for example F5, simply by adding an entry to your key bindings (Preferences | Key Bindings - User):

    "keys": ["f5"],
    "command": "revert"
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    "revert"?! Uggh. I thought that did something else. Thanks! – Wes Alvaro Apr 1 '15 at 2:32
  • Reverting causes the file to go blank :( Sublime build 3114. – AlikElzin-kilaka Jul 28 '16 at 11:47
  • Right answer, but this keybind is unwise a bit – Apeiron Sep 26 '16 at 9:50
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    @Apeiron why do you say the keybind is unwise? – Matthew Woo Feb 17 '17 at 18:56
  • this does not reload files loaded via FTPS – snh_nl Mar 29 '20 at 9:37

Although there is an accepted answer, it requires that we have to refresh manually everytime by pressing F5. Try this package Auto Refresh here. This automatically refreshes the file in x seconds which is configurable.

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    I'm guessing "automatic" was the original intention of the question though not explicitly stated. – Pete Alvin Mar 26 '16 at 10:14

Though asked more than a year ago: you can also use "File->Reopen with encoding..." command. Note, all your changes made so far will be discarded while performing reload/revert

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    how can we do this to all files, not just individually, manually? and how can we make it do this right away, rather than having to trigger it manually after a merge or checkout? – ahnbizcad Nov 30 '15 at 22:33
  • What's the point of making such a note. How do I open a door? Well, you open a door, but note the door will be open. Wow. Thanks. – poige Feb 2 '18 at 10:56

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