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How can I remove Package Control from Sublime-Text-3?

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Removing ~/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 3/Installed Packages/Package Control.sublime-package should do it.

(Thus just reversing the 'Manual installation' described in https://packagecontrol.io/installation)

UPDATE: More complete instructions can be found at the official docs (thanks @BartaTamás): https://packagecontrol.io/docs/troubleshooting#Purging_Old_Versions

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    Thanks! This should work (I already succeeded to remove it). I don't know why I didn't think of looking at the manual installation section. However there is also a section called Purging Old Versions in the docs of Package Control. I'm not surprised I didn't find it earlier with this name :D This section states that the Package Control folder in the Packages folder also needs to be deleted. I asked this question because I suspected such generated content. Please include it in your answer. Nov 16, 2014 at 0:18
  • Updated, thanks @BartaTamás for the suggestion. Funny, I don't have that second folder. Just some cache and settings files in Packages/User, I guess the former only got created in old versions.
    – fonso
    Nov 17, 2014 at 15:03
  • I did two Package Control uninstallation, one at my workplace, one at home. At home I had the folder, here I didn't. But might be worth to mention here. Nov 17, 2014 at 15:18
  • this answer is out of date, 404 error on the sublime text site to the link you posted Mar 8, 2015 at 9:29
  • Updated answer to fix dead link to new url. Thanks @EricB.
    – fonso
    Mar 8, 2015 at 9:56

Press Ctrl+Shift+P (or Shift+⌘+P on a Mac) type 'Remove' All the packages that can be removed will be shown in the list below. Select one and this is it.

  • This will not work if Package manage is not up due to some other packages' problem Jan 15, 2020 at 13:51

Sublime Text 3

Run Sublime Text.

Select PreferencesPackage Control.


Use ctrl+shift+p shortcut for (Win, Linux) or cmd+shift+p for (OS X).

Select Remove Package. Package Control: Remove Package

Start typing name of the package you want to remove and select it from the list of installed packages.

Wait for the uninstallation to complete.


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Simple steps for remove any package from Sublime as phpfmt, Xdebug etc..

1- Go to Sublime menu-> Preference or press Ctrl+Shift+P . 2- Choose -> Remove package option, after you choosing it will display all packge installed in your sublime, select one of them. 3. After selection it will remove, or for better you can restart your system.

  • Copy-pasting voting status in the beginning of an answer makes me just wonder from where you copied this. That aside (copying is perfectly ok if the content is relevant and good, although adding a link to the original would be nice), how does this answer differ from the one provided by Kaloyan Stamatov more than a year ago?
    – zagrimsan
    Sep 27, 2017 at 6:17
  • I don't know what the hell "0 down vote means" but this answer deserves down votes. It doesn't answer the question. This removes packages, the question is how to remove "Package Control" - very different things. Jun 9 at 18:59

Another issue, if you run OS X, is that you may have upgraded Xcode, and Apple has decided to not let you run git because you have not accepted the license agreement. This is if you are using the standard Apple-installed git (usually in /usr/bin/git).

Simply run git in the Terminal, and and press the space-bar and type agree to Apple's agreement to fix this. When git runs correctly, the Gitgutter will start working again.

Why git a program they had nothing to do with writing, needs to be covered by their mandatory (and ridiculously long) licensing agreement is beyond me, and is arguably in violation of the GPLv2 license of git. Another option is to just install your own git.

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